Will filing an amended 2010 return delay 2011 refund?

While preparing to file our 2011 tax return we realized that we should have claimed the EIC for tax year 2010.  We called the IRS and they said we should file an amended return.  We did so in late December but now I'm wondering if having the amended return out there in the IRS system could potentially slow down our 2011 refund.

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No, your amended return will not delay your 2011 return.  They are processed separately.
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