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tysondavid20
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How to edit tax return

Already filed taxes but I want to go back and edit
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

How to edit tax return

You do not go back in to a filed return and just edit it or you will make a mess for yourself when you need to transfer it to 2019 next year.  And you cannot amend a return by just going in to edit in changes.


 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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greenwayd
New Member

How to edit tax return

I put 2018 W2 instead of 2019 W2. 

 

what do i need to do to fix that? 

 

vr Doug

DoninGA
Level 15

How to edit tax return


@greenwayd wrote:

I put 2018 W2 instead of 2019 W2. 

 

what do i need to do to fix that? 

 

vr Doug


READ the answer provided directly above your post.  It includes all the information you need.

margielh91
New Member

How to edit tax return

I was planning on amending my state tax, but decided not to.  Can I still go back and E-File instead of mailing my tax returns?

margielh91
New Member

How to edit tax return

I haven't filed yet.  I had to print out my 2019 tax return in order to add my amended amount.  I still hold my 2019 tax returns.

SForrestLO
Intuit Alumni

How to edit tax return

If you have already e-filed your federal, you will have to wait until that is accepted first. If not, you can go back through the File section and choose to e-file.

 

How do I e-file my state after I already filed my federal? https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/e-file/help/how-do-i-e-file-my-state-after-i-already-filed-my-fede...

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