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nope69
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Argh. Just E Filed 2 minutes ago and noticed i missed claiming 4 months of health insurance coverage. Any recourse ???

 
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macuser_22
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Argh. Just E Filed 2 minutes ago and noticed i missed claiming 4 months of health insurance coverage. Any recourse ???

Personally, I would not worry about it unless the IRS contacts you with a letter.  The the letter should tell you what to do which would probably be just sending back the explanation without needing to amend just for the health form.

If you filed, it is like dropping it into the mail - you cannot get it back if accepted by the IRS or state.

To amend your 2016 tax return:

-- First, *wait* to see if your return has been accepted or rejected by the IRS or state. DO NOT do anything until you receive the accept or reject e-mail.

-- If rejected, you can correct and re-send your return.

-- If accepted you should *wait* until your return has been processed and you receive your refund or conformation that any tax due has been paid. (If you file an amended return while you first return is being processed it can cause extended delays for both returns if two returns are in the system at the same time). In addition, if the IRS makes any change on your original return, you might end up having to amend the amendment – a sticky process that can take a year or more).

-- Then you can start the amend process.

-- Amended returns can only be mailed - allow 8-12 weeks - can take up to 16 weeks (4 months) for processing.

See this TurboTax FAQ for help with amending:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1894381-how-to-amend-change-or-correct-a-return-you-already-filed

You can check the status of your mailed amended return at this link but allow 3 weeks after mailing before checking.
http://www.irs.gov/Filing/Individuals/Amended-Returns-%28Form-1040-X%29/Wheres-My-Amended-Return-1

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/5114064

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3288565
**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**

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macuser_22
Level 15

Argh. Just E Filed 2 minutes ago and noticed i missed claiming 4 months of health insurance coverage. Any recourse ???

Personally, I would not worry about it unless the IRS contacts you with a letter.  The the letter should tell you what to do which would probably be just sending back the explanation without needing to amend just for the health form.

If you filed, it is like dropping it into the mail - you cannot get it back if accepted by the IRS or state.

To amend your 2016 tax return:

-- First, *wait* to see if your return has been accepted or rejected by the IRS or state. DO NOT do anything until you receive the accept or reject e-mail.

-- If rejected, you can correct and re-send your return.

-- If accepted you should *wait* until your return has been processed and you receive your refund or conformation that any tax due has been paid. (If you file an amended return while you first return is being processed it can cause extended delays for both returns if two returns are in the system at the same time). In addition, if the IRS makes any change on your original return, you might end up having to amend the amendment – a sticky process that can take a year or more).

-- Then you can start the amend process.

-- Amended returns can only be mailed - allow 8-12 weeks - can take up to 16 weeks (4 months) for processing.

See this TurboTax FAQ for help with amending:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1894381-how-to-amend-change-or-correct-a-return-you-already-filed

You can check the status of your mailed amended return at this link but allow 3 weeks after mailing before checking.
http://www.irs.gov/Filing/Individuals/Amended-Returns-%28Form-1040-X%29/Wheres-My-Amended-Return-1

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/5114064

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3288565
**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**

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