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matthewtinney
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Why can't I print my ammend tax return so I can mail in my 1040X?

 
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SweetieJean
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Why can't I print my ammend tax return so I can mail in my 1040X?

You cannot amend 2017 yet. 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 about  4 months for the IRS to process. 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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SweetieJean
Level 15

Why can't I print my ammend tax return so I can mail in my 1040X?

You cannot amend 2017 yet. 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 about  4 months for the IRS to process. 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

LatoyaLO
New Member

Why can't I print my ammend tax return so I can mail in my 1040X?

To print your amended return, follow the steps below.

If you've closed out of your amended return, we can still help you print a copy.  We highly recommend you save a copy for your own records in case you need it again in the future.

TurboTax Desktop Software Instructions

Detailed Instructions:

  1. Open your amended return.
  2. Click on File and then Print.
  3. Mail to the address specified in your return.
TurboTax Online Instructions

Detailed Instructions:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Click on Amend (change) return.
  3. Click on the Amend using TurboTax Online button.
  4. Select the My Account drop down in the upper right and choose Print Center.
  5. Under the Choose your option: section, select which forms you want to print.
  6. Click Print save or preview this year’s return.
  7. Click View or Print.
  8. Mail to the address specified in your return.

Note:  Be sure you sign out of your account for your own security


When you mail Form 1040-X you should include the following forms:

  • The new (amended) Form 1040
  • Any forms or schedules that were added or changed as a result of preparing the amendment

It takes the IRS at least 2 - 3 months (and sometime up to 6 months) to process amended returns.  Also, depending on whether the changes affect your numbers, you may also be required to file an amended return with your state.  

The mailing address for your state and situation can be found at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040x.pdf.  Look under Where to File on page 14.  

matthewtinney
New Member

Why can't I print my ammend tax return so I can mail in my 1040X?

I've already tried that.  It will only alow me to print the unamended forms.
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