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My turbotax desktop says that my "amended" return was accepted. I am trying to convince the tax advocates that I have filed my amended return. How to get documentation?

The desktop says "amended federal e-file ACCEPTED."
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Level 15

My turbotax desktop says that my "amended" return was accepted. I am trying to convince the tax advocates that I have filed my amended return. How to get documentation?

Well--that makes no sense since amended returns have to be mailed, and they are not "accepted" or "rejected" the way an e-filed original return is accepted or rejected.  When did you amend it and how did you get it to the IRS?  

 

In a very recent development, it will be possible to e-file an amended return for 2019 soon, but not yet.  See below:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/amending/help/can-i-e-file-my-1040x-to-amend-my-return/01/26008

 

So not sure what you did or what you are seeing.  Are you really sure you are seeing the word "amended" in that message?  Or does it say the return was accepted?

 

Until e-filing becomes available for your 1040X here is the information that would pertain to the amended return you seem to think you filed:

 

The only way to file an amended tax return is to prepare a 1040X and print, sign. and mail it.  If you did something else, like try to e-file a change, the changes were NOT TRANSMITTED.

You can amend a tax return after it has been fully processed and you have received your refund.  You must work from your return exactly as it was when you first filed it. If you changed anything, change it back to the way it was when you originally filed it, before you follow the steps to amend. Follow the TT instructions to amend a tax return:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1894381-how-to-amend-change-or-correct-a-return-you-already-filed?...

Wait about 3 weeks and you can check the status of your amended return:

https://www.irs.gov/Filing/Individuals/Amended-Returns-(Form-1040-X)/Wheres-My-Amended-Return-1

It will take about 3-4 months for the IRS to process an amended return.

https://www.irs.gov/filing/individuals/amended-returns-form-1040-x/amended-return-frequently-asked-q...

 

 

 

And here is what is happening with amended returns that have been mailed this year:

 

   The IRS has not been working on mailed returns until very recently---and an amended return can only be filed by mailing it in.  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.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/20/politics/irs-mail-trailers-covid/index.html

 

 

MAILED RETURNS

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.

https://www.irs.gov/Filing/Individuals/Amended-Returns-(Form-1040-X)/Wheres-My-Amended-Return-1

 

https://www.irs.gov/filing/individuals/amended-returns-form-1040-x/amended-return-frequently-asked-q...

**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 15

My turbotax desktop says that my "amended" return was accepted. I am trying to convince the tax advocates that I have filed my amended return. How to get documentation?

Efiling the 2019 amended returns thru TT was supposed to happen by the end of the week  so it may be possible that you actually got the amended efiled ... you may be the first ... so it is unknown  how the system will work ... normally when you efile you get 2 emails ... one for the transmission and the other for the acceptance or rejection.  

 

 

Your return's electronic filing status history records all e-filing activity related to the return, including the Electronic Postmark. You can print it out if needed. 

TurboTax Online

https://shop.turbotax.intuit.com/efile/efile_status_lookup.jsp  -- enter the Social Security number of the first taxpayer on the return and the ZIP code to retrieve your filing status history.


TurboTax CD/Download software

(Windows) From the TurboTax File menu, select Electronic Filing > Show Electronic Filing Status History.
(Mac) From the TurboTax File menu, select Check E-Filing Status.

Level 15

My turbotax desktop says that my "amended" return was accepted. I am trying to convince the tax advocates that I have filed my amended return. How to get documentation?

Or it may be still showing you the status of the original return.  What does it say exactly?  Maybe post a screen shot without any Personal Info on it.  Then if it is for the amended status we will know how it looks.

New Member

My turbotax desktop says that my "amended" return was accepted. I am trying to convince the tax advocates that I have filed my amended return. How to get documentation?

My tax information also says that the IRS has accepted my amended return?  Has it been filed or is this an error?  I am being denied the PUI due to the lack of information from the IRS.  I tried to download but it will not download??  Wjhat do I do Now?

Level 15

My turbotax desktop says that my "amended" return was accepted. I am trying to convince the tax advocates that I have filed my amended return. How to get documentation?

TaxACT just issued an update that supports e-File of 1040-X.

Level 15

My turbotax desktop says that my "amended" return was accepted. I am trying to convince the tax advocates that I have filed my amended return. How to get documentation?

Did TurboTax give you an update recently?

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