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How do I file an amendment to my 2018 return?

how do I file an amended 2018 tax return/
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How do I file an amendment to my 2018 return?

It is WAY too soon to amend your 2018 return if you made mistakes.


 You cannot change or add anything on the return that you just e-filed, nor can you stop it.  It is too late, just like when you put an envelope in a US mailbox

If you left out a W-2, or a dependent, or a 1099 etc…DO NOT change your return while it is pending.  The changes will go nowhere.

Now you have to wait until the IRS either rejects or accepts your return.  If your return is rejected, you will be able to go into your account and make the necessary changes to your tax return and re-submit your return. 

 If the IRS accepts your return, however, then you have to wait longer until it has been fully processed and you have received your refund.  THEN you can prepare an amended tax return and mail it in. You have to be able to work from that return exactly the way it was when it was e-filed originally.  You will need to use a form called a 1040X. You cannot e-file an amended return.  They have to be mailed, and it takes at least 2-4 months for the IRS to process an amended return.  Meanwhile, DO NOT go in and start changing anything on your return in the system, or you will make a mess for yourself.  Sit tight and wait until you see what the IRS does with the return you just e-filed


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How do I file an amendment to my 2018 return?

I have already received my 2018 tax return how can I get a hold of turbo tax to help file a amendment
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How do I file an amendment to my 2018 return?

I have already filed my tax return how can I get a hold of turbo tax to help file a amendment
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How do I file an amendment to my 2018 return?

If your tax return has been FULLY processed and you have received your refund, the Form 1040X can now be used to amend and correct mistakes, etc.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1894381-how-to-amend-change-or-correct-a-return-you-already-filed?...


A 1040X cannot be e-filed.  It must be printed and mailed.  It will take about 3-4 months for the IRS to process an amended return.  It is a good idea to use a mailing service that will track it, like UPS or certified mail, so you will know it was received.

Wait about 3 weeks from mailing and you can check the status of your amended return:

https://www.irs.gov/Filing/Individuals/Amended-Returns-(Form-1040-X)/Wheres-My-Amended-Return-1

https://www.irs.gov/filing/individuals/amended-returns-form-1040-x/amended-return-frequently-asked-q...

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1908543-do-i-need-to-amend


https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2566895-what-does-it-mean-to-amend-a-return


**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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How do I file an amendment to my 2018 return?

How do I amend my 2018 taxes

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How do I file an amendment to my 2018 return?


@soulshiny wrote:

How do I amend my 2018 taxes


See this for amending a 2018 tax return - https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/amending/help/how-do-i-amend-a-return-in-turbotax/01/27579

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