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Big mistake: Amend form 8283 for carryover


I made a big mistake, I made large charitable donations in 2019 that exceeded the amount I could deduct that year, so I was planning to carry over the excess into 2020 and 2021. I filled out form 8283, but I only included the portion of the charitable donation that could be deducted in that year, I thought that in the following years I could put the rest of the donations on 8283. But actually I was supposed to put them all on form 8283 in 2019. Should I amend my 2019 taxes even though no actual income, deductions, etc will change? i.e. just change form 8283?


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Big mistake: Amend form 8283 for carryover

yes you need to amend. the carryover doesn't go on line 12 of Schedule A/form 8283 but on line 13 ("carryover from prior year")


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Big mistake: Amend form 8283 for carryover

Thank you!! So then does that mean on the 2019 1040x, I just copy all the numbers down exactly the same from my initial return since nothing changed but attach a new form 8283 to the 1040x? And say in the comments section in 1040x what is going on?

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