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How is an amended tax return paid back?

We are filing taxes jointly from 2020, how do we get paid back if we owe less money?
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How is an amended tax return paid back?

They will mail a check to the address on your return.  

Go by the actual 1040X.  Line 18 should be your original refund amount and line 22 should be your additional refund.  If you paid on your original return it will be on line 16.  If there is an amount owed with the amendment, it will be on line 20.

How is an amended tax return paid back?

And....just so you know....it takes the IRS about six months--sometimes longer -- to  process an amended return, so do not expect quick results.   Use a mailing service like certified mail to send it so you will have a tracking record that it was received, since you will have a long wait.


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**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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