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Checking The Status Of A Federal Amended Return (Form 1040-X)

The IRS has added an online tool to their website that help taxpayers and preparers to track the status of their amended federal return for the current year and up to three prior years.  The new IRS look-up tool Where's My Amended Return can be used approximately 3 weeks after the amended return has been mailed to:

  • Confirm that the IRS has received the amended return
  • Check on the processing status of the amended return
  • Get an estimated completion time for the completed processing of the return

To use the 'Where's My Amended Return' tool, the taxpayer must enter their taxpayer identification number or SSN, date of birth and zip code used to file their most recent tax return.  If amended returns for multiple years have been filed, each return can be selected individually from the results.  The status of an amended return can also be determined approximately 3 weeks after it has been mailed by calling the IRS Where's My Amended Return line at 866.464.2050.


Additional Information:
Instructions for Form 1040X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Tax Topic 308, Amended Returns
Amending a Tax Return in TaxSlayer Pro


Last Updated: 3/2/2017


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