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Efile Amended Return Rejected - Can't Fix

Hi all,

 

I had successfully efiled an amended 2022 federal tax return last Saturday ( 24th) and it was accepted.

When cleaning up I had realised I had used an incorrect exchange rate for my foreign income, once recalculated I was due a $13 refund so thought why not and efiled another amended return.

It was immediately rejected:

 

IND-031-04 - 'PrimaryPriorYearPIN' or 'PrimaryPriorYearAGIAmt' in the Return Header must match the e-File database.

 

The problem i have is why i click the "Let's fix my return link" in the email it logs me into turbotax but there is no option to fix. Additionally i can no longer amend my 2022 return, it tells me to download a .tax file and use the desktop version.

 

Is there a quick way to fix this? is it because my NJ state return is still pending (0 change to the NJ tax liability). If i can't efile can i just leave it be for the sake of $13? refund If i was to print and mail it would cost me more as i live in the UK.

Is the accepted tax return of Saturday still the one in the IRS system, and today's rejected return effectively never existed and i can just leave it be?

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Efile Amended Return Rejected - Can't Fix

Yes, leave it be. You cannot file the second amended form until the first one is accepted. 
Also, $13 is a nuisance amount. Either way, whether you owe or IRS owes you, just leave an error like that alone unless they send you a letter requiring you to correct it. We all make errors and that's a small one :-).
Of course, since you were reviewing your work after you filed the amended return, next time reverse that order and finish all your reviewing before you actually file. I like to get things done and it seems so easy in TT it's tempting not to take the time to switch that around. Fortunately my wife makes sure I print out our return and go over it in detail with her before I submit it, saving me many an amended return :-).

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Efile Amended Return Rejected - Can't Fix

Yes, leave it be. You cannot file the second amended form until the first one is accepted. 
Also, $13 is a nuisance amount. Either way, whether you owe or IRS owes you, just leave an error like that alone unless they send you a letter requiring you to correct it. We all make errors and that's a small one :-).
Of course, since you were reviewing your work after you filed the amended return, next time reverse that order and finish all your reviewing before you actually file. I like to get things done and it seems so easy in TT it's tempting not to take the time to switch that around. Fortunately my wife makes sure I print out our return and go over it in detail with her before I submit it, saving me many an amended return :-).

Efile Amended Return Rejected - Can't Fix

Thank you for the response. It was accepted, albeit two days ago which is why I thought it was strange it was rejected!

 

I am correct that my "current standing" with the IRS Is my accepted return of Saturday? The rejected return has effectively never reached them?

I live in the UK, I can forgo trying again to claim $13 as it would cost me more to mail!

 

 

Efile Amended Return Rejected - Can't Fix

Not sure of the double post and looks like you can't delete. Sorry!

Efile Amended Return Rejected - Can't Fix

You are right that rejected returns never reach the IRS, and obviously you know about the postage!

Efile Amended Return Rejected - Can't Fix

Thanks you’ve put my mind at ease. Uncle Sam can keep my $13 😂

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