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April 2, 2014 at 10:32 am #22131AdminIGMR Admin@igmr-admin
Mistakes on federal tax returns are common and can be fixed. How? Amend your tax return and file it right. Tax Form 1040x is the form to use for amending your tax return. But wait, it can’t be e-filed. How do you file an amended return? Filing status, income, deduction or credits that are wrong on your tax return can be fixed with an Amended return. There is even a special WMR, dubbed the WMAR to check the status of your Amended tax return.
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Tell us here! What is an Amended Return, did you get an amended return refund yet? Any hiccups? Have you used the WMAR? Hey, what’s that?
October 10, 2016 at 10:56 pm #4150563john morale
I filed an amended return 1040x, for 2015 in March of 2016 which was submitted due to the need to reallocate my ES payments between our return and my minor sons return. We received the return pertaining to the amended return on June 27,2016. All penalty and interest was abated and we received a notice verifying that (we did file a form 843 to request abatement. In addition, during this process we had spoken to
IRS representatives on the phone, who actually confirmed the reallocation of the ES payments on the phone. On 6/30/2016 I looked on the IRS website (WMAR) and it stated that “Take Action, Need information “. This confused me because we already received both refunds for our amended and our sons amended and all penalty and interest abated. We found out that the additional information needed was us forgetting to sign the amended return. The IRS sent the return back to us with a form 8009A on 7/5/2016 indicating that it needed to be signed, We signed the return and returned it priority mail immediately ! WMAR now showed amended return received on 7/11/2016. It continued showing received and not processed until a few days ago where it now states (Take Action – We received your amended return but have not processed it. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please call 1-800-829-0582 ext 623. Can anyone give me some insight as to what else they might need being that we received the refund, all penalties and interest abated and reimbursed and we responded to the notice 8009A by signing the return. THAnks !!!September 15, 2016 at 12:37 am #4150523tld
My 2014 Amended Return was received by the Irs on 1/4/2016—more than 8 months ago….where is our refund? Every time we call… they say oh a few more week… a few more weeks… i think i need to charge interest and fees for the delay.July 4, 2015 at 2:37 pm #4112551Michae Johnson
I amended my 2014 tax return on April 17, 2014 , that is the date it shows received by the IRS . I am on my 12 week and nothing has changed , it says still processing . About how much longer will I be waiting to receive any type of update , let alone a refunded check ?May 1, 2015 at 10:41 am #4111668jenna
It says my amended tax return was completed and should have recieved my refund April 10 2015 or a notice and I have not recieved it yet is this normal you is there someone I can call?April 25, 2015 at 3:57 pm #4111567Erica
My amended return was received 03/13/15 and adjusted on 04/17/2015…..I looked on my tax transcript and it has a cycle number along with the date of 04/27/15….it also had a few codes 766 768 and 290 additional tax assessed….can anyone tell me what this meansApril 20, 2015 at 11:32 pm #4111468brandy
I received a cp21b letter do anyone know when my check will be made.April 19, 2015 at 5:59 pm #4111451Janise
Has anyone received their return yet? My status shows that it was adjusted on the 17th. I also spoke to a representative and she said they would be releasing the check the 15th, which leaves me confused. Anyone any thoughts?April 17, 2015 at 2:46 pm #4111424Jillian
We received our notification on our amended return last Friday. Just curious as to how soon a check would be sent out. Should I hold my breath to it being here this week possibly?April 13, 2015 at 4:26 pm #4111316leshay
No I haven’t receive my 2014 amendment refund and I file on March 12,2015 it say received on March 14,2015 but the wmar haven’t move yet is there any way I can tell when a check going to be mail or a person to talk to ??????April 13, 2015 at 7:18 am #4111296Taryn
Has anyone received their 2014 amended check yet? Or any updates?April 7, 2015 at 8:16 am #4111142Lyn
i filed for an amendment for EIC that I did not receive from IRS for two years. I overnight the forms. IRS rec’d the information on 02/01/2015. still to this day when i check the amend return site, it says nothing has been received. What should I do? when i call the 800 I am unable to get in touch with a live person.February 27, 2015 at 10:59 am #4109151OhioGirl626@chae626
Hello. So today I start my first Amended Return experience. I filled out all necessary paperwork and headed to my nearest USPS in Cincinnati. Cost about $6.00 to mail it Priority with Tracking. They said my IRS Processing center ( In Fresno, CA) should get it on Monday. I am praying for a fast turnaround.January 29, 2015 at 4:27 pm #4096978xavier
After 12 weeks the where is my amended tax app says call in for more information. When you call they say give it one or two more weeks. After 17 weeks its best to just wait like i am.January 17, 2015 at 2:19 am #4092793vallejo1
Gee another record. Amended and rev aug 14
I called and was promised a call within. Two weeks on Dec 22, no valls yet and no letter. Or check, any bests when on a 2012 refundJanuary 15, 2015 at 11:12 am #4092701Bennett
I filed amended returns for 2012 and 2013. Figures were the same, just changed filing status to married filing jointly, due to changes in DOMA. They show that they received them on August 25.
I called them on November 14 and was told they were running behind, and to call back at the end of December.
I called them on January 12…..didn’t want them to feel “pressured”….as if. I was told that after 20 weeks, they were definitely past due and she didn’t know why. She stated she would send the office that physically had the returns a “referral”….not sure what that will do. And I should call again in 4 weeks if I hadn’t received anything. I won’t hold my breath.January 12, 2015 at 1:58 pm #4092616Cjr38
Finally everything got resolved, and refund check arrived. the interest was a lot more than I’d calculated it would be, and it seems that the number of days was counted going back to April 15, 2012, not going back to the date of the IRS receiving the amended return in their system. I’m guessing that this is because I was filing an amended return only because we were not allowed to file a joint return in 2012.December 27, 2014 at 6:21 pm #24827Shermondria
I called the IRS and the agent said my 2013 was adjusted on December 11 but the check is not due to go out in the mail until 12/31!!!
I can’t believe this people are actually sitting on my check for 3 weeks!
To the person mentioning the transcripts, my record of account shows the refund cycle 20145202 and the date of 1/12/15. The guy said the checks come out of Austin, TX.December 26, 2014 at 5:01 pm #24825scarlett
I think “Raquel” was being sarcastic due to the attitude you showed in your first reply.
“To the person asking about interest….it is NOT 3% a day, good grief” You could have expressed that a bit differently. That being said, thanks everyone for sharing all this great information with us.
I just wonder where/how will I report the interest when e-filing…..On what line?
Does anyone know?
Again, don’t be snarky if you don’t like other people doing it to you.December 26, 2014 at 8:51 am #24824CJR38
Yes, the interest is taxable. And, why the apparently sarcastic, “ok, genius”? People here are trying to help each ither out and share information. Comments like this one suppress any desire to help.December 26, 2014 at 5:51 am #24823Raquel
Ok genius. Can you please share wether or not are we going to pay taxes on the interest money?
Thanks.December 25, 2014 at 7:46 am #24818CJR38
About interest…. i found a reasonable answer to question. Interest is calculated at an annual 3% rate for the days that have elapsed since return was put into system, minus 45 days. So, if you mailed an amended return for 2011 on, say August 3, 2014 and the IRS logged it into their system on August 13, 2014, there’s no interest on any refund due calculated for 45 days from August 13th. After day 45, simple interest (as I understand it at this point) accrues at rate of .03/365 per day until the time an IRS guru approves the refund. So even though the govt may have had your extra money for years, you only get interest on it if the IRS takes more than 45 days tp process your return and approve a refund. So most of the time, a refund will get no or a very few days’ worth of interest. Hope this helps. I found it interesting, so I’m glad someone asked the question.December 24, 2014 at 8:00 am #24816CJR38
Helpful hint: if you call the IRS number noted on the Where’s My Amended Return website, do so as soon after 7:00 AM as you can reasonably expect someone to get their coffee and sign into a work station. The waits times are much lower than in afternoon…..2 to 7 minutes, as opposed to an hour or more.
Another hint: the website to check amended returns (Where’s My Amended Return?) is NOT up to date, no matter how often you’ll read this and hear this on robo calls. My return was processed Dec 3, according to an agent, and the website still shows the return as not having been processed….three weeks later. Apparently, many returns get shunted to some special place for processing, and there’s no feedback to this update website.December 24, 2014 at 7:47 am #24815CJR38
Called IRS again and was finally given a date the check is scheduled to be mailed. IF they mail when they said, total time will have veen 5 months from receipt to refund. Pretty bad service, if you ask me.
To the person asking about interest….it is NOT 3% a day, good grief….it is 3% (annual rate), calculated for each day….so you’re looking at, roughly, .03/365% a day for each day . I don’t know when they start calculating interest, but if you’re like me, the govt has had a lot of extra money of mind for 3 years, and I didn’t get a cent of interest on it.December 17, 2014 at 10:26 pm #24792Sam
I amended years 11,12 and 13, which they got in mid August. I spoke with an agent last week when my 16 weeks were up and he told me no to worry, that the IRS pays interest on the refund. According to him they pay 3% per day and it starts accruing 45 days after they got your amended tax return 1040X, and that they stop it once the check is issued. I’ve look all over the web to see how they compound that daily interest but to no avail, I would like to know (if you don’t mind) Did they pay you interest in the refund you got and if any how much over, was it substantial?
Thanks.December 16, 2014 at 8:36 am #24791CJR38
I filed amended return for 2012 in early August 2014. They received it, as noted on website ‘Where’s my amended return.’ I kept checking website but no change until 12 weeks passed, then the website notification was to call IRS..wait on phone was over an hour, but then got an agent who reported there was nothing wrong, just that the filing required combining two tax returns. I refiled as married filing joint for 2010 and 2012 after DOMA sections declared unconstitutional. The 2010 was completed in a few weeks and we got a refund. The 2012 one, however, has now been outstanding for over 18 weeks. An agent told me on a second call that it showed as having been processed in early December, but still no check. Wondering if other same sex couples are running into extreme delays in processing. This was not a complicated filing. Also wondering if getting a transcript will shed any light on the issues.November 26, 2014 at 8:33 pm #24659Joe De Average
I have a question that would like some answers here. Hope you guys can advise since it’s Thanksgiving tomorrow and IRS decided to close early which is typical and i totally understand that. Anyways, I filed my tax return for the year and claimed my niece and got the credit for the claim. Without realizing the fact that my grandparents claimed her as well on their tax return because she stayed there longer than six months so i wanted to amend my return using the 1040X. I completed the steps and will send the difference owed to the IRS next week. Here comes the question, my grandparents never received the fund for the year (yes, i just found out) it’s been on hold or pending or whatever. Now since i will be correcting this issue and sending in the 1040X, will the IRS complete their return and provide the return to my grandparents for whatever the amount they are entitled to? Please advise guys.. thanks a lot.November 24, 2014 at 10:56 am #24641Psychmaj2
I filed amended return for 2013 and mistakenly listed the wrong computation method although my amount was right. The IRS corrected the amount (which really was not the part that was wrong). I refiled and mailed another amended return on 6.13.14 explaining that I really used a tax worksheet to figure my tax instead of the tax tables. I go to Where’s my Amended return and always get a message to call in. Every time I call, which has been three times so far, I am always told they need another 30 days. This is RIDICULOUS!!! One tiny error. If they would’ve contacted me the first time instead of trying to correct it on their own, this could’ve been avoided. It is now 11.24.14 I STILL do not have the full amount of my refund. Does anyone have any idea who to write a letter or send an email to about this situation? I don’t have time or the patience anymore to sit on hold for an hour or more only to be told I have to wait another 30 days.October 14, 2014 at 7:28 pm #24533Cynthia Rojas
Amended return was received August 28, 2014. When can I expect to hear or see something from the IRS? Seems like others are receiving refunds or at least a letter.October 14, 2014 at 7:28 pm #24532Cynthia Rojas
Amended return was received August 28, 2014. When can I expect to hear or see something from the IRS? Seems like others are receiving refunds or at least a letter.October 2, 2014 at 12:34 pm #24515Maria
So i aménded my taxes on march 6 2014. It was adjusted on may 30. it shows it was complete on june 20 2014. I was supposed to recieve my refund since there was No adjustments done. Up to todas i Have not received anything. What can i do? Or who can i call? Ive been calling 866 464 2050 but It i cant get to no one..helppppAugust 20, 2014 at 11:32 am #24282Scott
How long does it take to get the amended refund in the mail once the filing has been completed?August 9, 2014 at 4:45 am #24180Shelina
Hello I mailed in my amended return and on wmar it says received on July 16th but on my transcript it doesn’t have my amendment on their just my refund that was issued in February any advise?August 7, 2014 at 3:07 pm #24157Mia Paulo
We processed your amended return on August 1, 2014. If you have not received a notice and you would like to speak to a customer service representative, call 800-829-0582, extension 633, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. You will need a copy of your amended return.
What does this mean?August 3, 2014 at 11:45 am #24085phil
They received my 1040x on 2/11/14 adjusted mid March completed 3/28/14 and as of today still no letter stating about my refund i didn’t even Receive a check what’s taking the irs so long i want my money now it’s been over 16 weeksAugust 1, 2014 at 4:02 pm #24064Hockey1933
Two questions: My amended return was received 5/29/14 and still says “received.” How much longer should I expect? Also, i have tried about 30 times to get my transcripts, but they website always gives me the “technical error/problem”. Any idea on why this is happening? Thanks in advance.July 25, 2014 at 2:52 am #23997Usman
WMAR says :
We cannot provide any information on your amended return.
Please call 800-829-0582, extension 653, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. You will need a copy of your amended return.
It was showing the status as “processing” a couple of days ago.
I tried calling but they put me on hold for like an hour and then I hung up. Anyone has any idea what this might be about?July 19, 2014 at 4:51 pm #23966Jessica
I was told mine was mailed 7/15 and would have in a few days…still nothing. They said it is up to the postal service to deliver…??? thats bull.July 16, 2014 at 3:05 pm #23946trulyblessed
The irs said my amended return has been processed and they are sending my check out this friday. When should i actually receive it?July 14, 2014 at 2:10 pm #23927Carrie
When did you file it? What day was it accepted?July 11, 2014 at 5:36 am #23906Jennifer
Mine says adjusted last night when should I expect my checkJuly 9, 2014 at 3:16 pm #23896Andrea
did you ever get your money?June 20, 2014 at 2:05 am #23674AshleyBean
I just ordered my transcript online. I amended our return on March 1, IRS received on March 16, and we were told on the phone yesterday that we should be seeing our refund any day now. But my transcript is so confusing. It has a negative balance with a date of July 7, 2014 beside it. I have a 806 code, but no 846 code! Help!May 23, 2014 at 8:32 pm #22940Anonymous
What does this mean?
I amended my tax return for the year ending in December 2013. I did my taxes and forgot to do the education credit. I mailed out my 1040x on 4/10/14. I looked at my transcript yesterday and it has some info on there I want to know about. I tried to call the IRS but their hold times were ridiculous. My transcript has the following info:
( code 766-credit to your account 4/15/14 $xxx)
(290-additional tax assessed cycle date 20142005 $0.00)
971-notice issued. 6/2/14
846- refund issued. 6/2/14
Why is the refund issued date 6/2/14 if that date hasn’t gotten here yet?
Why is there a cycle date next to the additional tax assessed info?
I’m just trying to figure out when my check will be mailed.May 23, 2014 at 3:06 pm #22938Sonia
I amended my return on 2/7 it was sent back for a missing paper. I sent that in it was received on 3/10. So call today 5/23 and they tell me that someone closed out my return so they had to do a referral which could take up to 30 days. I just have the worst luck. I amended my b/fs same issues as mine forgot the paper sent in received 3/10 got his money in 4 weeks.ugh!May 7, 2014 at 10:23 am #22561Melissa
Just curious if you received your refund? My transcript shows 20141802 and that refund was issued 5/19/2014 which is a later date.May 2, 2014 at 9:39 pm #22503Ann
We processed your amended return on April 25, 2014. If you have not received a notice and you would like to speak to a customer service representative, call 800-829-0582, extension 633, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. You will need a copy of your amended return.
is that a good thing??? do i get any money backMay 1, 2014 at 5:14 pm #22478Melissa
I looked at my transcripts today and see amended tax refund issued 5-19-2014. Does this mean they won’t send a check until this date?April 28, 2014 at 8:57 am #22439Shermondria
WMAR says my amended return was received on 04/06/14. I have been seeing everyone receive their return in about 3-4 weeks. I am at week three. Hopefully I receive some good news soonApril 25, 2014 at 10:30 am #22396Ronnette01
my transcript updated last night with 846 (refund issued) 5-12-14. My amended return was received by IRS on 3/16/14. Almost there!!April 25, 2014 at 2:51 am #22387Anonymous
Hello everyone…. heres a update on my amended return…. WMAR shows recieved 3/30…. received cp21b letter on 4/19……recieved refund check in mail 4/24……. wow only 25 days, was faster than my original refund… amendment was for school tuition…. aslo WMAR still shows no updates, so the tool was only useful to show when IRS received my amended return….April 23, 2014 at 10:32 pm #22370Anonymous
Did you receive a letter from the irs stating the change for your amended return prior to receiving your refund check…. if so how long after letter did you receive check?? ThanksApril 22, 2014 at 6:59 am #22331scarlett
Just letting everyone know I received my check yesterday!! Received by irs 3/19 showed on transcripts last week showed adjusted on WMAR friday received check 4/21April 21, 2014 at 7:13 am #22319scarlett
QUESTION FOR ALL WHO AMENDED THEIR RETURNS: how long on average was your wait time from when your amended either showed up on your transcripts or showed up on WMAR as adjusted to the time you got your mailed check?April 11, 2014 at 5:58 pm #22182Anonymous
Filed amended return mid march, wheres my amended return says received 3/30. Still processing. Hopefully something will change soon. I had to do an amended return due to tuition, didnt get my school filed…. actually I had completely forgot about it…. good thing I remembered after the fact lol……. hopefully good news soonApril 10, 2014 at 2:56 pm #22150Ronnette01
@Scarlett, CONGRATULATION!!! that was quick. I had to amend my filing status so hopefully my refund is right around the corner!!April 10, 2014 at 10:16 am #22145scarlett
I had some great news on my transcripts last night! Heres my timeline! Sent amended return in on 3/17 showed up on WMAR on 3/19 as received. Last night I looked at my transcripts they have an 846 for the remainder of my return (my amended amount) has cycle date 20141504 and date 4/28 does anyone know around how long it takes to receive the amended $?April 9, 2014 at 10:34 am #22133Tyler@tjfrank94
Ten Facts about Amended Tax Returns
Source: – IRS Tax Tips Issue Number 2014-51
Did you discover that you made a mistake after you filed your federal tax return? You can make it right by filing an amended tax return. Here are the top ten things to know about filing an amended tax return.
1. Use Form 1040X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, to correct errors on your tax return. You must file an amended return on paper. It can’t be e-filed.
2. You usually should file an amended tax return if you made an error claiming your filing status, income, deductions or credits on your original return.
3. You normally don’t need to file an amended return to correct math errors. The IRS will automatically make those changes for you. Also, do not file an amended return because you forgot to attach tax forms, such as a W-2 or schedule. The IRS will usually send you a request for those.
4. You usually have three years from the date you filed your original tax return to file Form 1040X to claim a refund. You can file it within two years from the date you paid the tax, if that date is later. That means the last day for most people to file a 2010 claim for a refund is April 15, 2014. See the 1040X instructions for special rules that apply to certain claims.
5. If you are amending more than one tax return, prepare a 1040X for each year. You should mail each year in separate envelopes. Note the tax year of the return you are amending at the top of Form 1040X. Check the form’s instructions for where to mail your return.
6. If you use other IRS forms or schedules to make changes, make sure to attach them to your Form 1040X.
7. If you are due a refund from your original return, wait to receive that refund before filing Form 1040X to claim an additional refund. Amended returns take up to 12 weeks to process. You may spend your original refund while you wait for any additional refund.
8. If you owe more tax, file your Form 1040X and pay the tax as soon as possible. This will reduce any interest and penalties.
9. You can track the status of your amended tax return three weeks after you file with ‘Where’s My Amended Return?’ This tool is available on IRS.gov or by phone at 866-464-2050. It’s available in English and in Spanish. The tool can track the status of an amended return for the current year and up to three years back.
10. To use ‘Where’s My Amended Return?’ enter your taxpayer identification number, which is usually your Social Security number. You will also need your date of birth and zip code. If you have filed amended returns for multiple years, select each year one by one.
Additional IRS Resources:
Tax Topic 308 – Amended Returns
FAQs about Amended Returns & Form 1040X
IRS Tax MapApril 9, 2014 at 8:25 am #22132Adminjemar707@jemar707
I will group the other scattered Amended Return topics for 2014 and you will see your prior comments here!April 3, 2014 at 9:31 am #22026Ronnette01
Are you looking at your transcripts? I was wondering if they changed too. I will keep you updated as well!!April 2, 2014 at 7:12 pm #22018Ronnette01
Hi Scarlett. WMAR says mine was received on 3/16. I called once a week and they told me nothing was in their system and this was last week. I have seen on facebook “I got my refund” where one lady received hers in 4 weeks (she filed 2/18 and got her refund 3/27) another lady got hers in 3 weeks. Just hoping it won’t be long.April 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm #22002scarlett
I amended mine it shows received on 3/19 but I havent other than that seen any changes on WMAR or my transcripts. Even called testerday they just told me it was still processing.April 2, 2014 at 10:32 am #21984Ronnette01
I have looked everywhere for a group that discuss amended tax returns. Has anyone else filed an amended tax return this years (2013 tax years)? If so, have you received your refund?