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lgreen3581
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I forgot to add my brother's unemployment form onto my taxes. How do i get back into my taxes as they are already submitted?

 
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xmasbaby0
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I forgot to add my brother's unemployment form onto my taxes. How do i get back into my taxes as they are already submitted?

Why would your brother's unemployment be on YOUR tax return?   What are you trying to do?   Your brother's unemployment income goes on HIS tax return.

 

If you are trying to claim him as a dependent-----better give us some details about him---the unemployment he received might mean you cannot claim him, depending on some other variables.

 

And....once you e-file a tax return, you cannot get it back

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 made any mistakes:

 

Did you click that big orange button that said “Transmit my return now?”  If you did that, you cannot do anything to fix it yet.  The IRS will begin to accept/reject 2020 returns on Friday, February 12, 2021.  You have to wait for the email that tells you if your return was accepted or rejected.  If you do not see an email, check your spam folder.

 

 

 

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, a 1099G, 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. 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

**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.**
Critter-3
Level 15

I forgot to add my brother's unemployment form onto my taxes. How do i get back into my taxes as they are already submitted?

If you claimed your brother as a dependent then you do NOT put his unemployment on your return.   However if he is over the age of 18  and  his unemployment was more than $4300 you cannot claim him as a dependent.

You may need to amend for that reason.

 

If he had withholding on the 1099-G and/or he got more than $12,400 then he needs to file his own return.

 

 

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