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How do I amend my rejected tax return from 2017 if I don't know why it was rejected?

 
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How do I amend my rejected tax return from 2017 if I don't know why it was rejected?

You don't amend a rejected return.  You can just print it out and mail it now.  But depending on why it Rejected you may need to fix it.  Look back through your emails and see if you still have the Rejected one.  It should say why or give you a code.  (You only amend actual filed returns).

 

How to finish a prior year online return

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/prior-year-return/help/how-do-i-finish-a-prior-year-return-that-i-...

 

 

 

How do I amend my rejected tax return from 2017 if I don't know why it was rejected?

You do not amend a tax return that has never been filed in the first place.  "Amending" is a special term used for making corrections.changes to a return that has already been filed, accepted and fully processed by the IRS.  Your return has never been filed. 

 

If you clicked on "amend"

I clicked on “amend” by mistake

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2552802-how-do-i-cancel-or-undo-an-amended-return-in-turbotax-onli...

 

When your 2017 return was rejected you would have received an email telling that it was rejected, and that email would have contained a rejection code or rejection message.  The most common reason for rejection is incorrect AGI.  If that is why your 2017 return was rejected, the 2016 AGI entered does not matter any more.  You cannot e-file 2017  It has to be printed, signed and mailed.

 

You could try contacting Customer Support to see if they can look at why your return was rejected.  But in any event, the only way for you to file it now is to mail it.

 

 Online preparation and e-filing for 2017 is permanently closed.  You have to download 2017 software to a full PC or Mac (not to a mobile device) and then print, sign and mail your return.  If you already paid for your TurboTax software, you can contact customer support to push a download of the software to you.

To call TurboTax customer support

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1899263-what-is-the-turbotax-phone-number

They are available from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time.

To finish a prior year return started in TT online:https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2559403-how-do-i-finish-a-prior-year-return-that-i-started-in-turb

When you mail a tax return, you need to attach any documents showing tax withheld, such as your W-2’s or any 1099’s.  Use a mailing service that will track it, such as UPS or certified mail so you will know the IRS and/or your state received the return.

**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.**

How do I amend my rejected tax return from 2017 if I don't know why it was rejected?

A tax return that was rejected was never filed so you do NOT amend the tax return.  You would have received a TurboTax email giving you the rejected code and rejection message.  Look in your email spam or junk mail folder for the TurboTax email.  If the email is not available then you can file the 2017 tax return now.  Most rejections are for an incorrect prior year AGI, incorrect date of birth or the Social Security number entered on the return was already on another return received by the IRS.  None of these rejections will apply to a mailed tax return.

 

To access your current or prior year tax returns sign onto the TurboTax website with the userID you used to create the account - https://myturbotax.intuit.com/

 

Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and on the section Your tax returns & documents click on Show.  Click on the Year and Click on Download/print return (PDF)

A 2017 tax return can only be printed and mailed, it cannot be e-filed.

Print, sign, date and mail the tax return to the IRS.  Include with the mailed return any forms W-2 and 1099 which have taxes withheld.  Go to this IRS website for mailing addresses - https://www.irs.gov/filing/where-to-file-paper-tax-returns-with-or-without-a-payment

There are no penalties for filing a tax return after the due date if filing for a tax refund or there are no taxes owed.

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