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Amended 2016 return

We filed an amendment to our 2016 return online thru TUrbo Tax back in May 2017 and our account says in progress still. But the Fed website has no record of it.How can I find it?
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Amended 2016 return

Did you print and mail it?  Amended returns can only be mailed.  It can take them 16 weeks for the IRS to process them.  And they only mail checks for refunds.   After 3 weeks you can track it here,    https://www.irs.gov/filing/individuals/amended-returns-form-1040-x-/wheres-my-amended-return-1

First of all amended returns can only be mailed not efiled.  It will take them 8 weeks or more to process and they only mail checks for refunds no direct deposit.

You will still get the first refund or need to pay the original tax due.  Then the amended return is only for the difference you get back or owe.  In fact you should not even amend until the first return has fully processed and you get the first refund or your tax due payment has cleared.  And make sure the original refund or tax paid shows up on the amended return.  You can confirm this by printing your amendment and looking at the 1040X. Line 18 should be your original refund amount and line 22 should be your additional refund.  If you paid on your original return it will be on line 16.  If there is an amount owed with the amendment, it will be on line 20.

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Amended 2016 return

Did you print and mail it?  Amended returns can only be mailed.  It can take them 16 weeks for the IRS to process them.  And they only mail checks for refunds.   After 3 weeks you can track it here,    https://www.irs.gov/filing/individuals/amended-returns-form-1040-x-/wheres-my-amended-return-1

First of all amended returns can only be mailed not efiled.  It will take them 8 weeks or more to process and they only mail checks for refunds no direct deposit.

You will still get the first refund or need to pay the original tax due.  Then the amended return is only for the difference you get back or owe.  In fact you should not even amend until the first return has fully processed and you get the first refund or your tax due payment has cleared.  And make sure the original refund or tax paid shows up on the amended return.  You can confirm this by printing your amendment and looking at the 1040X. Line 18 should be your original refund amount and line 22 should be your additional refund.  If you paid on your original return it will be on line 16.  If there is an amount owed with the amendment, it will be on line 20.

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Amended 2016 return

Your TurboTax account will always say "in progress." TurboTax has no way of knowing when you mailed the amended return or when the IRS processes it, so the status in TurboTax does not get updated.
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Amended 2016 return

Ahhh...I missed the "Must be mailed" part. I will print and resubmit via mail. Thanks for the feedback.
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Amended 2016 return

Mail it using a service that provides tracking and proof of delivery, such as certified mail with a return receipt.
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