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Can I amend or change my filing if I get audited?

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Can I amend or change my filing if I get audited?

No.  Not unless the IRS auditor tells you to amend and send the amended return to the address to respond to the audit letter.  Amended returns take up to 4 months to process and will not answer an audit letter.     Call the number on the audit letter and ask the IRS.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
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Can I amend or change my filing if I get audited?

why would you?  if you agree to audit changes you can't change them by amending.    if there  are changes you think are appropriate you can bring them to the attention of the auditor.    

If you rush to file an amended return after you’ve been sent a notice of audit, though, chances are you’ll merely confuse the IRS. The auditor likely won’t be watching for a return from you and will proceed to the meeting without considering what you submitted. If it’s a correspondence audit, the IRS will simply want the documentation it requested, so sending an amended return could also lead to confusion and you  won't avoid any penalties, interest  or additional taxes.      some downsides to amending after receiving notice .   the IRS might not find everything that should be changed,  it  might even compromise on some items,   what happens if the IRS catches something you forgot to change  

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