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I submitted my tax refund but I believe I made an error how can I make a correction?

 
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I submitted my tax refund but I believe I made an error how can I make a correction?

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 about 4 months for the IRS to process an amended return.

 

 Meanwhile, DO NOT go in and start changing anything on your return in the system, or you will make a mess for yourself.  Sit tight and wait until you see what the IRS does with the return you just e-filed

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I submitted my tax refund but I believe I made an error how can I make a correction?

If I think I made an error on my returns should I wait until I hear from them?   The IRS already received and issued me a refund back in March of 2020.

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I submitted my tax refund but I believe I made an error how can I make a correction?

@th70

 

If you discover an error on your return, it is better to amend your return to correct the eror, rather than wait for the IRS to discover the error.

 

To amend your return, please follow the instructions in this TurboTax Help topic.

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I submitted my tax refund but I believe I made an error how can I make a correction?


@th70 wrote:

If I think I made an error on my returns should I wait until I hear from them?   The IRS already received and issued me a refund back in March of 2020.


You will need to file an amended 2019 tax return to make any changes on the 2019 tax return that was filed.

 

An amended tax return, Form 1040X, can only be printed, signed, dated and mailed by you to the IRS, it cannot be e-filed. The IRS will take up to 4 months to process the amended tax return.

 

To access your online tax returns sign onto the TurboTax website with the User ID you used to create the account - https://myturbotax.intuit.com/

Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and on the section Your tax returns & documents click on Show. Click on the Year and Click on Amend (change) return


See this TurvrboTax support FAQ for amending a 2019 tax return - https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-topics/help/how-do-i-amend-a-2019-return-in-turbotax/01/123845...