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How to correct a filed tax

 
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How to correct a filed tax

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 on the corner.

 

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 about 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 to correct a filed tax

A tax return that has been filed and accepted by the IRS can only be changed by preparing, signing, and mailing an amended return form 1040X. Do not change your original return until you start the amended return. Wait until you receive the refund (if you are getting one) from the original return before preparing your amended return. Here is help for you: https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1894381-how-to-amend-change-or-correct-a-return-you-already-filed

 

You can't efile an amended return. You must print and mail it yourself. TurboTax does not mail it for you. In normal times, it takes the IRS about 16 weeks to process an amended return. 

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How to correct a filed tax

I don't know what I did I don't file taxes I am on social security disability 

I got nervous and whent to file but I didn't know what to do  I put $12,200i couldn't find how to enter my 1099 from please help I got a message that they are mailing out my stimulus checks I dont no if I will receive my full amount 

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