Can I cancel a pending return?
Think of pending as "in transit" or "in limbo" – just like you can't cancel a letter that you sent yesterday, you can't cancel a return that's on its way to the government.
To make corrections or changes to your pending return, wait until your return's either been accepted or rejected.
- If your return gets accepted, you'll need to amend.
- If your return gets rejected, you'll be able to make your changes before you re-submit your return.