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What is the deadline for filing an amended return?

The IRS will accept an amended return up to 3 years after the date you filed the original return or within 2 years after you paid the tax due on the return, whichever is later.

Tip: If you filed your 2019 return before the July 15 deadline, the IRS is using the July deadline as the filing date for amendment purposes (for example, if you filed your 2019 return in February of 2020, you'd have until July 15 of 2023 to file the amendment).

Some unusual tax situations, such as net operating loss and general business credit carrybacks or situations involving bad debts, get more time to amend. However, for most people, the deadline to amend a 2016 or earlier return has passed.

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