Amend My Tax Return
There are several reasons for filing an amendment. Tax time is always stressful and mistakes are made and information missed. There’s still time to correct your mistakes.
You may need to file an amendment for any the following reasons:
- Correct Your Filing Status
- Total Income
- Tax Deductions
- Tax Credits
- Claiming Additional Dependents
- Remove Dependents From Your Return
You should not file an amendment if you have math errors, the IRS will correct your math errors for you and send you notification of the changes.
In order to file your amendment you will need your original tax return. It doesn’t matter if you filed form 1040 or 1040EZ you will need to file form 1040X. The form must be completely filled out to match each line.
Also if you had any other schedules or other documents they will need to be attached to the new form you file. There will be three columns that you will fill out, one column being your original numbers that you already filed, a column for your new numbers and a column for the difference between the two. However the most important part will be part II. This is where you will fill in the information as to what changes were made and the reasons why.
There are online services available to help you file an amended return. For example TurboTax online will walk you through each step to file an amended return. They also have free customer support to answer any questions you may have.
Visit TurboTax Online today to amend a return and answer any questions you may have regarding your tax amendment.