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Can i create a new account, when I have discovered that there is added information needed to my filing on 2019?

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Level 15

Can i create a new account, when I have discovered that there is added information needed to my filing on 2019?

Did you really click that big orange button that said “Transmit my return now?”  If you did that, you cannot do anything to fix it yet.  The IRS will begin to accept/reject 2019 returns on January 27.  You have to wait for the email that tells you if your return was accepted or rejected.


Filing before you have all of your information causes you a lot of aggravation that could be avoided if you just wait until you have everything first and then take your time preparing your return so you do not mess it up because of a rush to get a refund.

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 on the corner.

If you left out a W-2, or a dependent, or a 1099 etc…DO NOT change your return while it is pending.  The changes will go nowhere.

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 have to be able to work from that return exactly the way it was when it was e-filed originally.  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 at least 2-4 months for the IRS to process an amended return.  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

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
Level 15

Can i create a new account, when I have discovered that there is added information needed to my filing on 2019?

If you have already e-filed the 2019 tax return, then you DO NOT create a new account to make any corrections.  Wait for the IRS to either accept or reject your tax return.  If rejected the tax return can be corrected by you and re-filed.  If Accepted then you will have to amend the 2019 tax return using Form 1040X to change anything on the federal tax return.  An amended tax return can only be printed, signed, dated and mailed by you to the IRS.  The IRS will take up to 4 months to process the amended tax return.


If you have NOT e-filed the return then either make your corrections in the section of the program where the information is required.  Or clear the tax return and start over.


If you have not paid for the online edition you are using, have not filed your tax return or registered the Free edition, then you can clear your return and start over.  Click on Tax Tools on the left side of the program screen while working on the 2019 online tax return.  Click on Clear & Start Over.


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