I believe I messed up on my taxes for 2018, and I would like to stop the filing. It still says it is pending. Is it possible to do this? And how?
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I believe I messed up on my taxes for 2018, and I would like to stop the filing. It still says it is pending. Is it possible to do this? And how?

 
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I believe I messed up on my taxes for 2018, and I would like to stop the filing. It still says it is pending. Is it possible to do this? And how?

No.  Once the tax return is e-filed it cannot be changed, canceled or retrieved.
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I believe I messed up on my taxes for 2018, and I would like to stop the filing. It still says it is pending. Is it possible to do this? And how?

The IRS will not accept (or reject) returns until Jan 28.

If you filed, it is like dropping it into the mail - you cannot get it back if accepted by the IRS or state.

To amend your 2018 tax return:

-- First, *wait* to see if your return has been accepted or rejected by the IRS or state. DO NOT do anything until you receive the accept or reject e-mail.

-- If rejected, you can correct and re-send your return.

-- If accepted you should *wait* until your return has been processed and you receive your refund or conformation that any tax due has been paid. (If you file an amended return while you first return is being processed it can cause extended delays for both returns if two returns are in the system at the same time). In addition, if the IRS makes any change on your original return, you might end up having to amend the amendment – a sticky process that can take a year or more).

-- Then you can start the amend process.

-- Amended returns can only be mailed - allow 8-12 weeks - can take up to 16 weeks (4 months) for processing.

See this TurboTax FAQ for help with amending:

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

You can check the status of your amended return here but allow 3 weeks after filing for it to show up:
https://www.irs.gov/filing/wheres-my-amended-return

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
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I believe I messed up on my taxes for 2018, and I would like to stop the filing. It still says it is pending. Is it possible to do this? And how?

Hello my 2019 taxes was rejected because my gross income was 0 I didn't mean to put that in now what do I do 

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I believe I messed up on my taxes for 2018, and I would like to stop the filing. It still says it is pending. Is it possible to do this? And how?

Hello this is the first time I got my taxes rejected  my  gross income  for 2018  I actually put in 0 for my 2019 taxes  so what happens now  im going to be  charged by I RS for this mistake

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I believe I messed up on my taxes for 2018, and I would like to stop the filing. It still says it is pending. Is it possible to do this? And how?


@Jennifer 2 wrote:

Hello this is the first time I got my taxes rejected  my  gross income  for 2018  I actually put in 0 for my 2019 taxes  so what happens now  im going to be  charged by I RS for this mistake


No.  Simply correct the error and re-rfile.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
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I believe I messed up on my taxes for 2018, and I would like to stop the filing. It still says it is pending. Is it possible to do this? And how?

believe I messed up on my taxes for 2019 and I would like to stop the filing. It still says it is pending

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I believe I messed up on my taxes for 2018, and I would like to stop the filing. It still says it is pending. Is it possible to do this? And how?


@Jalisa37  wrote:

believe I messed up on my taxes for 2019 and I would like to stop the filing. It still says it is pending


Once a tax return has been e-filed it cannot be canceled, retrieved or changed.

 

Pending simply means that your e-filed return is on its way and that the government hasn't accepted or rejected it yet.

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