You should not try to amend your return until the original return has been fully processed and you have received your refund or your payment has cleared.
Amended returns do not “catch up” to your original return
and replace them; they are processed as two separate returns.
Amended returns have to be printed and filed by mail. It can take the IRS up to 12 weeks or longer
to process them. If you are due a
larger refund than on your original return, your amended return should only
show the difference and you will receive a separate check for it. If you owe money on your amended return, it will
show only the new amount owed, you will have to mail a check with the return.
[Edited 2/06/18 | 3:26pm]