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tanajimichell199
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I amended my taxes to change the status of dependence none of the numbers changed on my returns I was already sent my check can I cash the check even though I amended.

 
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

I amended my taxes to change the status of dependence none of the numbers changed on my returns I was already sent my check can I cash the check even though I amended.

What did you do to amend?  Did you prepare a Form 1040X and mail it?
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tanajimichell199
New Member

I amended my taxes to change the status of dependence none of the numbers changed on my returns I was already sent my check can I cash the check even though I amended.

I just filled out the amendment form online but it didn’t change anything for state or federal return amounts, I just need to update my dependency status, do I still need to mail it in if that’s all I’m changing
xmasbaby0
Level 15

I amended my taxes to change the status of dependence none of the numbers changed on my returns I was already sent my check can I cash the check even though I amended.

The ONLY way to amend a tax return is to prepare a Form 1040X and print, sign and mail it.  If you need to change anything on your return, you need to restore it all to the way it looked when you originally e-filed it.  THEN and only then, you can prepare a 1040X to make changes.  The 1040X cannot be e-filed.
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

I amended my taxes to change the status of dependence none of the numbers changed on my returns I was already sent my check can I cash the check even though I amended.



The only way to file an amended tax return is to prepare a 1040X and print, sign. and mail it.  If you did something else, like try to e-file a change, the changes were NOT TRANSMITTED.

You can amend a tax return after it has been fully processed and you have received your refund.  You must work from your return exactly as it was when you first filed it. If you changed anything, change it back to the way it was when you originally filed it, before you follow the steps to amend. Follow the TT instructions to amend a tax return:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1894381-how-to-amend-change-or-correct-a-return-you-already-filed?... 

Wait about 3 weeks and you can check the status of your amended return:

https://www.irs.gov/Filing/Individuals/Amended-Returns-(Form-1040-X)/Wheres-My-Amended-Return-1

It will take about 3-4 months for the IRS to process an amended return. 

https://www.irs.gov/filing/individuals/amended-returns-form-1040-x/amended-return-frequently-asked-q...


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