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amending a joint return after filing injured spouse

Hi,

 

We filed a joint return and then filed an injured spouse claim after the IRS sent the refund to the student loans. Now we would like to file an amendment for a separate return after the IRS sent us the check after they processed the injured spouse claim. What is the best way to to amend the return ? Call the IRS and send back the check before amending or just amend and the IRS will send us a letter about sending back the check ?

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amending a joint return after filing injured spouse

Why change it now? If you want to start paying on your student loans  research student loans default and find a way to make payments on it if you're consistent with the payments for almost a year they won't even garnish your return. If there's another reason for it I would definitely amended return before I returned the check just in case it kind of got lost in the mail.