Can you refile your federal return?
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Can you refile your federal return?

 
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Can you refile your federal return?

What do you mean by "re-file?"  Did you leave something out?  Do you need to amend?  Has your original return been accepted and processed yet?
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Can you refile your federal return?

Yes I forgot the health care section previously and had taxes due but now that the healthcare portion is filled out it’s showing a refund.
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Can you refile your federal return?


 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

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


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Can you refile your federal return?

IRS has already accepted my return so I have to file an amended return?
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Can you refile your federal return?

Yes you will have to do that--but WAIT until they have fully processed your return or you will confuse them by amending before they have finished with your original return.
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Can you refile your federal return?

How will I know when it is fully processed? I didn’t get a refund I had to pay taxes with the original return.
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Can you refile your federal return?

When you see the money come out of your account you will know they are done.
**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.**
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