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ramirez009
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Will I still receive the tax refund that has already been accepted, if making an amendment?

2017 taxes have been filed and accepted..."refund on its way" according track my refund. I just received my 1098E form for the taxes on my student loans. I filed online and trying to make amendment but 1. I don't want to jeopardize what has already been file and accepted 2. Amendment is reflecting in my tax refund on turbo but not on what has already been accepted (understandable) 3. "Amendment form is not available yet" according to turbo. Therefore is the amendment not valid until IRS releases the amendment form?

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WillK
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Will I still receive the tax refund that has already been accepted, if making an amendment?

The 1040X for amending 2017 returns will not be available until February 8th . If you already filed your return you will need to wait to see if it was rejected or accepted. If they were rejected you are able to login to your return to fix what you need to fix and fix the errors that caused the rejection and refile the return. If your returns were accepted, then you will need to file an amended return. You should not try to amend your return until the original return it has been fully processed and you have received your refund or your payment has cleared.

Amended returns do not “catch up” to your original return and replace them; they are processed as two separate returns.  
Amended returns have to be printed and filed by mail.  It can take the IRS up to 12 weeks or longer to process them.   If you are due a larger refund than on your original return, your amended return should only show the difference and you will receive a separate check for it.  If you owe money on your amended return, it will show only the new amount owed, you will have to mail a check with the return.

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WillK
Level 9

Will I still receive the tax refund that has already been accepted, if making an amendment?

The 1040X for amending 2017 returns will not be available until February 8th . If you already filed your return you will need to wait to see if it was rejected or accepted. If they were rejected you are able to login to your return to fix what you need to fix and fix the errors that caused the rejection and refile the return. If your returns were accepted, then you will need to file an amended return. You should not try to amend your return until the original return it has been fully processed and you have received your refund or your payment has cleared.

Amended returns do not “catch up” to your original return and replace them; they are processed as two separate returns.  
Amended returns have to be printed and filed by mail.  It can take the IRS up to 12 weeks or longer to process them.   If you are due a larger refund than on your original return, your amended return should only show the difference and you will receive a separate check for it.  If you owe money on your amended return, it will show only the new amount owed, you will have to mail a check with the return.

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