Don't worry! You have plenty of time to reverse the situation.
Here's what you can do:
- First, wait about a week after you've received confirmation that your e-filed return was accepted (or 2–3 weeks after mailing, if you paper-filed)
- Then, visit or call your local IRS office (this is the fastest option) or call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 to explain that you want your applied refund transferred back to the current tax year
You'll get your check refund in approximately 3–4 weeks. Electronic deposit isn't available in these cases.