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E-filing individual amended returns, Form 1040X


E-filing individual amended returns, Form 1040X

Before you start:

  • This functionality is now available in Lacerte, ProSeries and ProConnect Tax.
  • This article will help you determine which 1040X returns can be e-filed. For instructions on e-filing these returns, click on your product:

This option will only apply to tax year 2019 returns. Prior year amended returns will still need to be paper filed.

Individual amended 2019 returns can be e-filed through the November cutoff date, and will begin again once e-file opens for tax year 2020.

Only an e-filed Form 1040 or 1040-SR can be amended this way due to IRS limitations. ProSeries will not support e-filing an amended 1040-SR. 1040NR and 1040NR-EZ filers will not be able to e-file amended returns.

Direct debit in order to pay an amount due will be available. However, all refunds will be issued as paper checks.

These returns must still be paper filed. The filing status of any e-filed amended return must match the filing status of the originally filed return.

These returns must still be paper filed. The taxpayer's (and spouse's) TIN or SSN must match that of the original filing when e-filing.

These returns must still be paper filed. Dependents claimed on someone else's return cannot be claimed on an e-filed amended return.

Yes, you should have your client sign a new Form 8879, IRS e-file Signature Authorization.

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