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How late can I amend state tax filing for 2016 if I have already submitted and received returns from the state?

We started living in USA in August 2016 so by the time I had to file 2016 taxes my 2 kids would not be eligible to have ITINs. I already submitted my state and federal taxes and got some refund on my state tax. Now, I was told that I can apply for the ITIN for kids after May of 2017 and I can amend my Federal Tax Return after that so that deductions apply for mi kids. My question is whether I can amend my 2016 CA State Tax sometime during summer to adjust the returns? Isn't it too late?
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How late can I amend state tax filing for 2016 if I have already submitted and received returns from the state?

No it is not too late! You will be more than okay to amend your 2016 return. If you already filed your return you will need to wait to see if it was rejected or accepted. If they were rejected you are able to login to your return to fix what you need to fix and fix the errors that caused the rejection and refile the return. If your returns were accepted, then you will need to file an amended return. You should not try to amend your return until the original return it 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. You can check the status of your amended return by clicking here:
https://www.irs.gov/filing/individuals/amended-returns-form-1040-x-/wheres-my-amended-return-1

 Click here for amending instructions: https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3288565
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How late can I amend state tax filing for 2016 if I have already submitted and received returns from the state?

No it is not too late! You will be more than okay to amend your 2016 return. If you already filed your return you will need to wait to see if it was rejected or accepted. If they were rejected you are able to login to your return to fix what you need to fix and fix the errors that caused the rejection and refile the return. If your returns were accepted, then you will need to file an amended return. You should not try to amend your return until the original return it 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. You can check the status of your amended return by clicking here:
https://www.irs.gov/filing/individuals/amended-returns-form-1040-x-/wheres-my-amended-return-1

 Click here for amending instructions: https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3288565
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