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I use last years W-2. and i made more in 2017 should i amend my taxes now? or is it ok?

i used my 2015 w2 and i made more in 2016 should i amend my taxes

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I use last years W-2. and i made more in 2017 should i amend my taxes now? or is it ok?

It is not OK to use a 2015 W-2 on your 2016 tax return!!!!  If you have already e-filed your return:

You cannot change or add anything on the return that you just e-filed.  It is too late, just like when you put an envelope in a US mailbox

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 will need to use a form called a 1040X. You cannot e-file an amended return.  They have to be mailed, and it takes at least 2-3 months for the IRS to process an amended 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.**

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I use last years W-2. and i made more in 2017 should i amend my taxes now? or is it ok?

It is not OK to use a 2015 W-2 on your 2016 tax return!!!!  If you have already e-filed your return:

You cannot change or add anything on the return that you just e-filed.  It is too late, just like when you put an envelope in a US mailbox

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 will need to use a form called a 1040X. You cannot e-file an amended return.  They have to be mailed, and it takes at least 2-3 months for the IRS to process an amended 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.**

I use last years W-2. and i made more in 2017 should i amend my taxes now? or is it ok?

 my tax return was accepted and now what you're telling me is I need to wait to get my refund and amend my taxes or since I have not gotten my refund yet can I just cancel everything and start new

I use last years W-2. and i made more in 2017 should i amend my taxes now? or is it ok?

You cannot "cancel everything."  Now you wait.  Then you amend.
**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.**

I use last years W-2. and i made more in 2017 should i amend my taxes now? or is it ok?

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