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tktktk4984
Level 1

I don't see any option to amend my 2020 federal return and I need to do so. How do I proceed?

I'm trying to amend my 2020 federal return. When I sign in to TurboTax, scroll down to "Your tax returns
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

I don't see any option to amend my 2020 federal return and I need to do so. How do I proceed?

 

You cannot amend a tax return that was just accepted.   You have to wait for it to be fully processed by the IRS.  Trying to send in an amended return while they are still processing the original return could confuse things and delay your refund for months.

 

Do not try to change anything on your return now.  When you amend, your Form 1040X has to be prepared from the return exactly the way it looked when you filed it originally.   You have to wait.   Once your return has been processed you will complete a Form 1040X   --- which is not yet available --- and submit it to amend the mistakes made when you filed your original return. It takes the IRS at least four months to process an amended return.

The Form 1040X does not become available in the software until the end of March 2021 (subject to change).

 

 

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/new-information-for-form-1040-x-filers

 

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
tktktk4984
Level 1

I don't see any option to amend my 2020 federal return and I need to do so. How do I proceed?

Thank you for your reply. I just assumed my return was processed as it was accepted by the IRS on February 12 and my refund was deposited into my bank account on February 18.

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