- Does TaxSlayer Pro support e-filing Form 1040-X?
Yes. TaxSlayer Pro desktop and ProWeb both support e-filing Form 1040-X.
- How does it work?
Desktop users, click here.
ProWeb users, click here.
- Does e-filing the amended return speed up the processing time?
No, e-filing the 1040-X will not result in quicker processing. The IRS's usual processing estimate of "up to 16 weeks" applies to both paper filed and e-filed amended returns. Of course, an e-filed amended return will get to the IRS quicker than by mail, and you'll have an acknowledgement that the IRS received it.
- How many years can I e-file the amended return?
As with the original tax return, an amended return for the current year and the two previous years can be e-filed.
- Can I e-file the 1040-X if the original return was not done in TaxSlayer Pro?
Yes. The amended return can be prepared and e-filed in TaxSlayer Pro even if the original return was not done with us. For more information regarding amending a return originally filed by someone else see here if you're using TaxSlayer Pro desktop and here if you're using TaxSlayer ProWeb.
- Can I e-file the 1040-X if the original return was not e-filed?
No. If the original return was paper filed, the amended return must also be paper filed. If you e-file an amended return for a paper filed original return, the amended return will reject.
- If I'm mailing a check for an e-filed amended return, do I use Form 1040-V?
While it's not necessary, you can include Form 1040-V if making payment by mail for the balance due on the 1040-X. Use the mailing address information on the Form 1040-V rather than the 1040-X. (Form 1040-V can be completed and printed at the IRS website here.)
- Can I set up an installment agreement request with Form 9465?
Yes. Installment agreement requests are processed separately from the Form 1040-X, and if the original return also included Form 9465 the new request may or may not be accepted as a modification. The taxpayer should check with the IRS directly on the status of their installment agreement, either online or by phone at 800.829.1040. As an alternative to Form 9465, a payment plan can also be applied for online at the IRS here.
- I received a reject with code F1040X-001. What do I do?
An amended return with this reject code will need to be paper filed. This reject generally occurs in the following scenarios:
- The original return was not e-filed.
- The original return was not a Form 1040 or 1040-SR.
- The Primary SSN and/or Spouse SSN on the amended return don't match the original return.
- Is there a limit to how many times I can e-file an amended return for a client?
Yes, you may e-file an amended return for a taxpayer up to three times.
- Will the state amended return piggyback on the federal amended return?
No. If the state supports electronically filing the amended return, you will need to do two transmissions: one for the federal amended return and one for the state amended return(s). If you send the federal transmission first, wait until the federal acknowledgement is received before transmitting the state amended return. (Some states may not support filing the amended return unlinked to the federal amended return.)
- How can I check the status of an amended return?
Use the IRS website Where's My Amended Return?.