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I'm in the military, I owe 893 by April 15th, so my taxes automatically come out? and secondly, I made a few mistakes on my tax return, is there any way that I can edit it after it's been approved by

 
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Carl
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I'm in the military, I owe 893 by April 15th, so my taxes automatically come out? and secondly, I made a few mistakes on my tax return, is there any way that I can edit it after it's been approved by

"so my taxes automatically come out?"

Nope. It's up to 'YOU" to pay any taxes you may owe the IRS. Now on your 1040 if you provided bank routing and account number information on lines 20b and 20c, then you gave the IRS permission to withdraw what you owe from your bank account. So make "ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN" you have enough in that bank account to cover what you owe. Otherwise, you'll get a bill in the mail for taxes due, along with a nasty gram from the IRS assessing a $25 fee for the unsuccessful transfer.

If you didn't provide the IRS any banking information, then you can pay your taxes on line right now, at http://www.irs.gov/payments. If you do this, **PRINT** **YOUR** **RECEIPT** and keep it **FOREVER**. Without that receipt, if the IRS says you didn't pay, then you lose. You didn't pay.

"I made a few mistakes on my tax return, is there any way that I can edit it after it's been approved "

Yes. But at this point you'll need to wait until the IRS has processed your return in it's entirety. Since you owe the IRS, you can track it at http://www.irs.gov/refunds and when asked for the refund amount, just enter a zero since you're not getting a refund.

Also in your specific case, while the website may "say" processing is complete, it's not "really" complete until your tax payment to the IRS has cleared your bank. If you pay online, the payment usually clears in 24-72 hours.

Already E-Filed and Need To Change

If you have already E-filed your tax return and need to make a change for any reason, then you have no choice but to wait until the IRS processes your E-filed return. If the IRS rejects your E-filed return, then you can just make the necessary changes and resubmit it. You **DO** **NOT** amend a rejected or pending return. If you do, then you’ll find yourself in a never ending nightmare from which you will not awaken for a looooong time.

If the IRS accepts your E-filed return, then you must WAIT until the IRS has processed your return. If you have a refund due your return is not processed until you have received your refund. If you owe taxes, your refund is not processed until you have paid those taxes and your payment has cleared your financial institution. Once processing is complete, you will need to file an amended return. You cannot e-file an amended return. The IRS says you can’t. You have to print it, sign it (both the 1040 and 1040X) and mail it to the IRS.

If your E-Filed return is pending, and you change anything on your copy of your return, then you are guaranteed to have major issues with correcting or amending it later. So for your own sanity, do not touch anything until it’s time, as clarified above.

An amended return must be printed, signed and mailed. The IRS says so.

If my return is accepted, why do I have to wait for my refund before I can amend it?

Just because the IRS has accepted your return, does not mean that they agree with it. Sometimes, the IRS will “catch” your error (or some other error you don’t know about) and go ahead and correct it for you. You’ll know that when your refund is not what you expected.  So you have to wait for the refund.  If that happens to you, then you will receive a letter 3-4 weeks after you receive your refund, explaining what was changed, why it was changed, and with instructions on what actions to take if your dispute the change. If you receive such a letter and agree with the changes the IRS made, post in this forum with the details (without including personal information) and we'll try to help you get your copy of the return in agreement with the IRS changes, so you won't have issues importing next year.


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