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danalea16
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My husband filed his taxes single accidentally. Then he amended them and filled married filing jointly, it said it will take 12-16 weeks to amend. I just want to make sure we don’t get penalized,

Because will technically my taxes not be filed until that 12 weeks?
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xmasbaby0
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My husband filed his taxes single accidentally. Then he amended them and filled married filing jointly, it said it will take 12-16 weeks to amend. I just want to make sure we don’t get penalized,

Are the two of you newlyweds?  Sounds like neither of you understands how to file a married tax return.  If your spouse amended his return correctly to a joint return, then all of the information for both you should now be on that return.

When you enter your own information in My Info, you have to answer the question "Were you married?"  If you click the button for Married, then a drop down will appear that asks, "Do you want to file this return together with your spouse?"  Then you choose yes to file a joint return.  You would then enter your spouse's information into Personal Info.  Whenever you are entering income information there should then be a spot for you and for your spouse's income information.

When you prepare a joint return you include all the information for both spouses on the SAME tax return.  Include all of your personal information, all of your income from every source, all dependents (if any), all credits and deductions for both of you.  You get ONE refund with both names on it.

Was that amended return prepared on a Form 1040X which was printed, signed (by both of you) and mailed?  IF all of your information is now on that return, then you (wife) do not have to file another return.  You are done.  Your taxes are filed on that joint return.

Post back if you need further help.

Best wishes!

**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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xmasbaby0
Level 15

My husband filed his taxes single accidentally. Then he amended them and filled married filing jointly, it said it will take 12-16 weeks to amend. I just want to make sure we don’t get penalized,

Are the two of you newlyweds?  Sounds like neither of you understands how to file a married tax return.  If your spouse amended his return correctly to a joint return, then all of the information for both you should now be on that return.

When you enter your own information in My Info, you have to answer the question "Were you married?"  If you click the button for Married, then a drop down will appear that asks, "Do you want to file this return together with your spouse?"  Then you choose yes to file a joint return.  You would then enter your spouse's information into Personal Info.  Whenever you are entering income information there should then be a spot for you and for your spouse's income information.

When you prepare a joint return you include all the information for both spouses on the SAME tax return.  Include all of your personal information, all of your income from every source, all dependents (if any), all credits and deductions for both of you.  You get ONE refund with both names on it.

Was that amended return prepared on a Form 1040X which was printed, signed (by both of you) and mailed?  IF all of your information is now on that return, then you (wife) do not have to file another return.  You are done.  Your taxes are filed on that joint return.

Post back if you need further help.

Best wishes!

**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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