June 26, 2021 1:32 PM
last updated June 26, 2021 1:32 PM
It's 2021 and I'm amending my 2019 return. I get to the last stage where it says "Ready to efile". But then it says "a couple little things" "need fixing", or else I have to File by Mail (which I don't want). When I click "Fix Federal Return", I am instructed to "Correct Your Payment Date" to be before 07/15/2020, which is impossible since I am amending my return in 2021. The page also has the incorrect amount to be withdrawn from my account. The amount that it says will be withdrawn includes what I already paid in 2020. (The number at the top of the page next to "FEDERAL TAX DUE" instead has the correct smaller amount owed.)
June 27, 2021 7:43 PM
You cannot pay by direct debit on an amended return. Mail a check with the amended return, or mail the return and use Direct Pay on the IRS web site to have the payment withdrawn from your bank account.