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Trying to figure out how to amend my federal return to include that I went back to school. Is that something I can still do now in June?

(Also I thought that I had done the amended return online back in like April to add it. But I’m wondering if I did something wrong because I haven’t heard anything about it).
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Trying to figure out how to amend my federal return to include that I went back to school. Is that something I can still do now in June?

Did you actually complete and file the amended return ?    If so they are taking 6 months or much longer to process.   If you successfully efiled you would have gotten a confirmation email that the IRS accepted it and you can check the IRS site to see if it has been acknowledged :  https://www.irs.gov/filing/wheres-my-amended-return

 

So save a PDF of the most current return and see what you have : 

 

After a return has been  efiled and accepted, it can sometimes take the  return PDF a while to update and become available at the Tax Home landing screen.   If you can't use the Download/print button at the Tax Home or the "Download/print the PDF" link in the section "Your Tax Returns & Documents", OR  if you're getting incomplete documents when you use one of those methods, here's an alternate way to print by opening the filed return back up to print at the Print Center.

                                               

NOTE:  When you open your return back up, do not make any changes in it if it's already been filed.  If you later have to amend the return, it has to start off exactly as it was when it was originally filed.

 

  • Log in and at the Tax Home or in the section "Your Tax Returns & Documents" for 2021, look for a link "Add a State."
  • Click on "Add a State."  (you don't really add one.  That's just to open your return back up.)
  • After the return is open, click in the left menu column on TAX TOOLS, then PRINT CENTER.
  • Then choose "Print, save, view this year's return."
  • The next screen should offer some options:  "Just my tax returns", or "include government worksheets (optional)", or "include government and TurboTax worksheets (optional.)"
  • See if one of those PDFs has what you need.  The latter has the most pages.


NOTE:  Remember all PDF tax documents and tax data files are very sensitive files, since they contain your personal ID info, financial data, and possibly bank account numbers, etc.  Be sure to store them safely and securely to guard against computer theft, hacking, etc.

 

 

 

Look at the form 1040X …

Column A should have the figures from the original return, Column C the corrected figures and Column B the differences between the other 2 which needs an explanation on page 2 of the form 1040X.

If you completed it correctly you will see an entry on either line 16 OR 18:

On line 16 should be the amount you paid with your original return. If you paid nothing already then this line should be zero.

On line 18 should be the amount of your original refund you received.  If you have not received your refund yet then you need to wait for it.  If the refund changes from what you expected then this line must reflect that change.

Then you will see your extra refund on line 22 OR  the new balance due you need to pay on line 20.

 

Trying to figure out how to amend my federal return to include that I went back to school. Is that something I can still do now in June?

Did you go back to school in April of 2022?  If so, that generally will not effect your 2021 tax return.

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