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Level 3

1040-x explanation

in my TT, it is cutting off the 1040-x explanation at about 255 characters, I need probably 2x that amount, not seeing where/how I can get more? attach a statement? The IRS form seems to allow many 100's of characters.

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Level 15
Level 15

1040-x explanation

The screen for the 1040-X explanation in the Step-by-Step interview allows you to enter 5 lines. Each line can contain up to 256 characters.  If you switch to forms mode you can enter another 5 lines of 256 characters each. That should give you more than enough room for whatever you have to say.


Level 15

1040-x explanation

Stop writing a brief or attach a longer explanation with a mailed in return.  

Level 15

1040-x explanation

you have to print preview your 1040-X Part III to be sure no text is truncated.

Even if e-Filing, I would not go out to 255 chars per line.

But, what do I know, 

If you  need more space enter "see more on attachment" and file on paper.

IRS says: for 1040-X,  paper and e-File have the same processing time 


AMendments are processed in the order received.


Refer to the Instructions for what is to be attached to Form 1040-X.

Do not include your old 1040 nor your revised 1040 because the Form 1040-X reflects any changes there and becomes your new tax return.



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