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Level 2

IRS Check my Amended Return tool

Why isn't the IRS "Check My Amended Return" only showing years up to 2018 and does not show 2019?

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Level 15

IRS Check my Amended Return tool

How long ago did you amend your 2019 return and send it in?



   The IRS has not been working on mailed returns until very recently---and an amended return could only be filed by mailing it in until late August 2020 when the IRS began to accept e-filed 2019 amended returns.   Under normal circumstances you would be able to see something about your mailed in Form 1040X after about three weeks, but that is not the case right now.  The usual 4 months for processing an amended return is going to take longer.  Sorry.




Per the IRS website IRS Operations During COVID-19: Mission-critical functions continue 

IRS operational status and alternatives

Processing Delays for Paper Tax Returns: Taxpayers should file electronically through their tax preparer, tax software provider, or IRS Free File

We’re experiencing delays in processing paper tax returns due to limited staffing. If you already filed a paper return, we will process it in the order we received it.

Do not file a second tax return or contact the IRS about the status of your return.


 If you mail a tax return (or a payment) to the IRS, it is a good idea to use a mailing service that will track it like UPS or certified mail so you will know it was received.



 TurboTax will not know anything about your amended return, and nor will TT know that you put your 1040X  in an envelope and took it to a mailbox.  TurboTax does not get updates on mailed  (or e-filed) returns.


When the IRS finally opens its mail and begins to process mailed returns you can check the status on the IRS site.

**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.**
Level 2

IRS Check my Amended Return tool

I know they are late.  Heck, I have a 2018 amended return sent in April this year they are still processing.  My question though is why don't they show 2019 on the Check My Return tool.  They only show 2018, 2017 and 2016.  

Level 15

IRS Check my Amended Return tool

Did you amend 2019?  When did you mail it?  They are very behind and haven't opened all the mail yet.  Even when they start processing it then it still takes a long time to show up to track.  


See this IRS page for the latest information

Level 15

IRS Check my Amended Return tool

probably, because there is no status for you for that year.

My 2019 amended return status came up, and only the 2019 year was a possible selection.

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