Can I redo my tax after filling and acceptance from IRS? I made a mistake and getting less return because of it.
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Can I redo my tax after filling and acceptance from IRS? I made a mistake and getting less return because of it.

 
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Can I redo my tax after filling and acceptance from IRS? I made a mistake and getting less return because of it.

Yes. If you have already e-filed your return, then you will need to wait until the IRS has either accepted or rejected that return before you can amend it to make any changes.    

  • If they reject it, then just make the needed changes and re-submit the return.    

  • If accepted, and you are expecting a refund, wait until you have received your refund, then you can go here and get instructions for amending that return.  Amended returns have to be printed and mailed in and take up to 16 weeks to be processed.   

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Can I redo my tax after filling and acceptance from IRS? I made a mistake and getting less return because of it.

There are NO RE-DOs.  If you hit the Transmit/Submit button?  (or you Printed and Mailed your return?)

If so, You need to WAIT until you find out if your return has been REJECTED or ACCEPTED.

Then it is BEST if you wait until you actually receive the refund (or payment due is taken from your account) based on your already filed return;  then you can start the amendment process

If it has been rejected then you can simply make the corrections required to fix the rejection AND at the same time add the new information, and re-submit your CORRECTED e-filed return.

If it has been accepted you will have to prepare and mail an amended return ---BUT WAIT until you receive your refund before filing the amended return.

A Form 1040-X amended return MUST be PRINTED and MAILED; and usually takes 3-4 months to be processed.

Perhaps some terminology/definitions would be in order:

AMEND:- your return is what you do AFTER your return has been filed and accepted by the IRS and/or state.  (No additional charge)

CHANGE:- your return is what you do BEFORE your return has been filed --simply go back to the respective information and change it as needed.

CORRECT:- your return is what you do AFTER you attempted to file your return and it is rejected by either IRS, or state --again, simply go back to the respective information and change it as needed.

Above all  DO NOT DO ANYTHING until you find out if your return is rejected or accepted.

NOTE:  When mailing a printed return it is always a good idea to go to the Post Office and mail it 'Certified' with 'Return Receipt'.  That way you will have proof that they received it and when it was received.


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