Can I amend my return if I already received my refund?

Created by Shubha Bisht, Modified on Wed, 24 Jan 2024 at 04:51 PM by Shubha Bisht

Yes! While you cannot submit your amended return through Beem, we’ve provided some helpful information here on the process.


Per the IRS, you should submit an amended return if you reported certain items incorrectly. These items might be things like:

  • Filing status

  • Dependents

  • Total income

  • Deductions or credits

If you’re not sure if you should submit an amended return, this questionnaire by the IRS may help you decide.


How do I file an amended return?

If you are filing an amended tax return to claim an additional refund, the IRS advises that you wait until you receive your original tax refund before filing Form 1040-X.


If your amendment results in a larger refund, you should get a refund for the additional amount after the amendment is processed (usually in 16 weeks). You can track the progress of your amended return using the Where’s My Amended Return? IRS tool.


Note: check out the IRS’s Form 1040-X Frequently Asked Questions page for more information. 


What is the deadline for filing an amended return?

The IRS will accept an amended return from you up to three years after you have submitted the first return or within two years after you have paid the tax that was due on the return (whichever is later).


There are some rare exceptions to this rule for situations like net operating loss and certain bad debts. Publication 556 can offer additional information.


Note: You’ll need to submit the return by the IRS filing deadline for that year. For example: if you filed your initial return on Feb 15th, 2022, you have until the filing deadline for 2025. The IRS deadline is typically April 15th but it can differ from year to year, so be sure to verify the date here


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