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Tips for Amending a Tax Return

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Situations may arise where you may need to amend one of your previously filed returns. Below are a few tips from the IRS to help with the amendment process:

• Complete paper Form 1040-X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. This form needs to be a paper file and cannot be efiled.
• Mail the Form 1040-X to the address listed in the instructions. If you are amending in response to an IRS notice, you should mail it to the IRS address indicated on the notice.
• Attach copies of any forms or schedules affected by the change.
• A separate 1040-X needs to be filed for each year.
• If you are expecting a refund you should wait until your original return is processed before filing an amended return.
• If you owe additional taxes with your amended return you should pay the amount due asap since interest and penalties will be accruing.
• File Form 1040-X to claim a refund within three years from the date they timely filed their original tax return or within two years from the date the person pays the tax – usually April 15 – whichever is later.
• Amended returns can take up to 16 weeks to process. You can check the status of your amended return at:

Please consult your tax advisor on all the above issues.

Tips for Amending Your Tax Return

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

It is not uncommon for an individual to have to amend their tax returns for whatever reason but what forms do you need to file? The federal form you need to file is the 1040X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, and the Massachusetts form is the CA-6. This form needs to be filed within three years from the date you filed your original tax return or two years of the date you paid the tax, whichever one is later. If any forms or schedules changed as a result of your adjustments, you need to include those forms in the amended return as well.

Amended returns generally to up to 12 weeks to process but you can track the status of your return online. Go to and click on “Where’s My Amended Return?” and follow the steps.

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