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How do I get a 1040x form

when can i file a 1040x form
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How do I get a 1040x form

Form 1040X is generated by TurboTax when you do an amend. You can't e-file an amended return. It has to be mailed in. Please see the instructions below on when and how to amend your income tax return.


Until your return moves into accepted status, you won't be able to amend. In fact, you won't be able to do anything with your return.



But here's what you can do in the meantime:


  1. Keep checking your e-file status or watch your email inbox for a status update.
  2. Once your return is accepted or Form 1040X is finalized (whichever comes later), you can amend. (If your return gets rejected, make the necessary changes before re-sending or filing.)
  3. If you're amending to claim more money, the IRS says to wait until you've received your original refund before filing an amendment.
  4. Once you've received your original refund, feel free to cash or spend it while your amendment gets processed (this can take 12–16 weeks).
  5. See How to amend (change or correct) a return you already filed.
  6. Three weeks after you mailed your amendment, you can start tracking its progress at the IRS Where's My Amended Return? site.


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