What You Need to Keep in Mind About Amended Tax Returns

What You Need to Keep in Mind About Amended Tax Returns

Can you amend a tax return? All tax returns containing errors must be amended? Keep reading to discover the answers to these and other questions about amended tax returns.

What You Need to Keep in Mind About Amended Tax Returns

Although everyone tries to be as precise as possible when it comes to filing their taxes, mistakes happen.

Now, the fact that your tax return contains errors doesn’t automatically mean that you should file an amended return. The IRS catches many math or clerical errors and sends you a letter to notify you about any adjustment.

Similarly, the IRS may accept returns without certain required forms. If you forget to attach a form to your return, don’t file an amended return just yet; wait until the IRS sends you a letter requesting any missing documentation. 

On the other hand, these are some cases where you usually DO have to file an amended return:

  • You entered your income incorrectly
  • You didn’t claim credits for which you are eligible
  • You claimed deductions incorrectly

Some Useful Tools

To simplify things, the IRS has created some usuful online tools to help those who need to file an amended return or want to know if they have to file one.   

For example, this online assistant can help you determine whether you have to file an amended return. 

Those who already filed an amended return can check their status of their return using the online tool Where’s my amended return? To use the tool you will need some basic personal details such as date of birth, Social Security Number (SSN) and ZIP code.

If you have other questions about amended tax returns, or need to file one, don’t hesitate to contact us at JT Tax Services. We are here to answer your questions and provide you with high-quality tax assistance you can trust.  

Contact the Experts at JT Tax Services

Do you need assistance with personal or business taxes?  JT Tax Services is here to help! We give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you are limiting your liability while staying compliant with all regulations.

We are located in Oxnard, California. Contact us today by email (info@jttaxservices.com), telephone (805-984-8890), or through our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to schedule a consultation or to learn more about our services.