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Mistake on sent tax

You cannot change or add anything on the return that you just e-filed, nor can you stop it.  It is too late, just like when you put an envelope in a US mailbox on the corner.

 

If you left out a W-2, or a dependent, or a 1099 etc…DO NOT change your return while it is pending.  The changes will go nowhere.

 

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 have to be able to work from that return exactly the way it was when it was e-filed originally.  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 2-4 months for the IRS to process an amended return.

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Donk
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Mistake on sent tax

While I was filling out taxes I missed box one on a W-2 and at the end it said could not file electronically because box one was empty so I went back and I filled it in but it still won’t let me file electronically do I start all over

Mistake on sent tax


@Donk wrote:

While I was filling out taxes I missed box one on a W-2 and at the end it said could not file electronically because box one was empty so I went back and I filled it in but it still won’t let me file electronically do I start all over


You should not need to clear the return and start over.  Just delete the W-2 and then enter the W-2 manually, do not import.

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