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Tax payers are required to file tax return form every year, while sometimes errors are unavoidable, because of reasons like wrong hand-writing numbers or characters. What can you do then? Form 1040X is the form which itemizes all essential adjustments and tax payers can use it for recording type and amount of each amendment as well as specify the amendment items and reasons for them.
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Form 1040X should be filed after filing your original tax return. For obtaining refund , File form 1040X within 3 years (Including Extensions) after the date you filed your original return or within two years of tax return.
See IRS website for complete details according to your region.
Enter all the personal details in this section. You should also fill in the social security number and your spouse's social security number if you are married. The amended return filing status is a must check box you should select, check one based on your personal filing status.
In this space enter the amount from your original tax return. Enter the adjusted amounts if the return was amended earlier or altered by IRS.
For each of the line being changed, enter the total upsurge or decrease.
To figure the amounts to Enter in this column:
For items which are not being changed, enter the amount from column A in Column C.
Note: Be careful to show any negative numbers (losses or decreases) in Parenthesis in columns A, B, or C.
The section has been devised to assist you to estimate the additional tax owed by you or the excess amount paid by you. All of your payments for the tax year (which is to be amended) received up to date of this amended return are considered including any overpayment or after adjustment. Luckily, it's just like using the new information to complete your original return. If the result indicates a greater overpayment than previous, the difference between turns into your new overpayment.
Since form 1040X can be used for several purposes therefore IRS needs to exactly why you are filing form 1040X. It may be one of the following reasons:
Note: If you and your spouse are amending a Joint return, mention your names and SSN's in the same order as you mentioned on your original return.