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cowboy_fish_stic
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Think I filed my taxes incorrectly. Is there a way to save my current return and state from scratch.

 
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DoninGA
Level 15

Think I filed my taxes incorrectly. Is there a way to save my current return and state from scratch.

If you filed the 2016 tax return using the online editions, the return cannot be cleared and started over.
If the IRS accepts the 2016 return then you will have to amend the 2016 tax return to make any changes.  An amended tax return can only be printed and mailed, it cannot be e-filed.
cowboy_fish_stic
New Member

Think I filed my taxes incorrectly. Is there a way to save my current return and state from scratch.

Great advice! But I miss spoke. I have finished my return, but have not submitted it yet. Wanted to know if I could save my current return, and start over. I want to save it just incase, so I don't have to start from scratch, if this new way doesn't work out.
xmasbaby0
Level 15

Think I filed my taxes incorrectly. Is there a way to save my current return and state from scratch.

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

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 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 2-3 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


https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/3061514-how-do-i-amend-a-2016-return-in-turbotax

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