You may not e-file an additional return once the IRS has processed and accepted the return - even if you are trying to correct it. If you need to make a change to your accepted return from the previous year, you must file an amended return using the Form 1040-X. This form must be mailed to the IRS. It cannot be filed electronically.
Prepare your 1040-X directly through your account:
If your return was accepted through the program and you need to prepare an amended return, you can do so directly through your account.
To begin preparing your 1040-X after your return has been accepted, log in to your account and click
- Select "Access Return" for the corresponding prior year return you wish to amend on the "My Account" screen followed by
- "Access Return"
- Press Continue
- To complete the amended return, select the option "Amended Return" located on the navigation bar on the left hand side of the program.
- Next screen will show important information regarding the Form 1040-X
- Once you have read this information please click "Continue".
- The fee to prepare the prior year amended return within the program is $42.
- The program will then walk you through preparing your amended return with a detailed list of instructions.
- Once the amended return is completed, print the amended return and mail it to the IRS and/or state taxing authority.
- Mailing addresses for the federal amended return can be found by clicking here. The state amended return generally has the mailing address listed on the return.
- Do not forget to sign your amended return after printing
How else can I prepare an amended return?
The 1040-X Form is also available at the IRS website. The IRS does not accept amended returns electronically. This type of return must be mailed to the IRS service center that services your area.