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I already filed my tax return and receive the money but I want to add my child to my return and I also received another W-2 form I want to add to my return is it too late

 
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JohnB5677
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I already filed my tax return and receive the money but I want to add my child to my return and I also received another W-2 form I want to add to my return is it too late

No, it is not too late, but you will have to file an amended tax return.

The amended return will allow you to include both you child and the new W-2.

It is a carbon copy of your original, but it brings your taxes back down to zero. (You got your refund, so you're starting all over again.)

The amended return will calculate any changes you make on your return.

 

To enter your child, go to My Info and add them.

Post the W-2 to Wages & Income

 

If you want to make changes, or add a document to a tax return that has already been submitted you should follow these guidelines.

  • You must first wait until the initial return is completely processed.
  • You will have to use the same TurboTax account that you used for the original tax return.
  • Once you begin your amendment, you'll see your original return. 
    • The refund calculator will start new at $0 and only reflect the changes in the refund or tax due
    • Only make changes to the areas of your return that need amending.
  • You have three years from the date you filed your return or two years after you paid the tax due (whichever is later) to file an amendment

 

Sign in to TurboTax

  1. On the home screen, scroll down to Your tax returns & documents and 
  2. select the year you want to amend
  3. Select Amend (change) return, then 
  4. Amend using TurboTax Online
    1. If you're told to amend your return via TurboTax Desktop, follow the steps for TurboTax CD/Download below instead.
  5. On the screen OK, let's get a kickstart on your amended return, select the reason(s) you're amending and Continue.
  6. When you reach Here's the info for your amended federal return, select Start next to the info you need to change.
  7. Continue through the screens, make the changes you need to make, and carefully answer the remaining questions to finish amending your return.
     
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I already filed my tax return and receive the money but I want to add my child to my return and I also received another W-2 form I want to add to my return is it too late

In order to add missing information to your already filed and processed tax return, you will need to amend using a Form 1040X.   Do not expect quick results from amending.  It can take four to six months for the IRS to process an amended return.   

 

See this TurboTax support FAQ for amending a tax return - https://ttlc.intuit.com/turbotax-support/en-us/help-article/tax-return/amend-change-correct-return-a...

 

 You can watch for information here:

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

 

**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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