Ignore the Refund-O-Meter and/or the new form 1040 and ONLY look at the 1040X ... what does it say ?
Look at the form 1040X …
Column A should have the figures from the original return, Column C the corrected figures and Column B the differences between the other 2 which needs an explanation on page 2 of the form 1040X.
If you completed it correctly you will see an entry on either line 16 OR 18:
On line 16 should be the amount you paid with your original return. If you paid nothing already then this line should be zero.
On line 18 should be the amount of your original refund you received. If you have not received your refund yet then you need to wait for it. If the refund changes from what you expected then this line must reflect that change.
Then you will see your extra refund on line 22 OR the new balance due you need to pay on line 20.
Are you asking about a tax due on the original return? You should not amend until the first return has fully processed and you get the first refund or your tax due payment has cleared.
For the Amended return. Do you have a refund or tax due?
If you have a tax due, do not send the 1040V. That is for the original return or what the original return would have been if it didn’t need correcting. Don’t pay the amount on the 1040V. Pay the amount on the actual 1040X line 20.
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