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amending a 2016 return

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How do I amend a 2016 form 1040

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Generally, to claim a refund, you must file Form 1040-X within 3 years after the date you filed your original return or within 2 years after the date you paid the tax, whichever is later. Returns filed before the due date (without regard to extensions) are considered filed on the due date, and withholding is deemed to be tax paid on the due date. Special rules apply for refund claims relating to net operating losses, foreign tax credits, bad debts, and other issues. For more information, refer to the Instructions for Form 1040-X.

 

Not sure when they actually filed the 2016 return, but under normal filing conditions.... you would appear to be a tad late...

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Who said anything about a refund?

Or it could involve a state return with a longer statute of limitation for refund, but requiring an amended federal to be filed first.  

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I'm always optimistic!

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