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How Do I Track My Amended Federal Tax Return?

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If you need to track your amended federal tax return, you can do so by calling the IRS. On 1-800-829-1040. If you are hearing-impaired, the number you need to call is 1-800-829-4059. There is no way of tracking an amended return online or by letter.
These numbers are manned every weekday between 7:00am and 10:00pm (in all time zones), and are both toll-free numbers. You will need to call yourself; nobody can call on your behalf unless they have form 2848, a valid power of attorney. The form you would have filled in to amend your tax return is form 1040X. Before calling make sure you have this form and the original tax return.
Call the relevant number and follow the automated responses to make sure you are through to the correct department. You are best to wait a couple of weeks from the date of filing the form before calling. Calling will at least make you aware that they have received the form. Once you have been put through to the they will then inform you that the amendment will take up to 12 weeks to process, which is 14 weeks from the date you will have submitted the amendment. The form can actually take up to 18 weeks to process; this is because the IRS has anti-fraud procedures in place. There are also a large number of people claiming the credit by using the form 1040X.
You should only have completed the form 1040X to amend your return if your filing status, income, deductions or credits were incorrect on the original return. Explanations of changes must be recorded on the amendment, and the new figures and the old figures will need to be entered. The amended tax return cannot be filed electronically and must be mailed.
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I filed an amended return one day before yours. I asked the IRS this very question, and they told me that it could easily be 8-12 weeks from the time it was filed before a refund is issued. Their records won't even show the return is there until maybe 6 weeks after filing.
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Amended tax returns usually take 8-12 weeks from the time you mail them to hear anything. It could take longer if you don't send it certified or priority mail. There is no real way to track your return, because it's all paper. The IRS's number is 1-800-829-1040, you could try calling to see if they have received it yet, but give them at least 3 weeks to get it.
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Hi this is kellie I sent a tax amendment in April 12th 2009 I was wondering when should I be getting it it the mail it's under my husband's name. How long does it take to be sent out and I sent it to Kentucky.
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I sent in amendment back in end april for refund on the first time homebuyers tax credit they sent it back cause information didn't match my records as far as the amount this was in may when they recieve it then I sent it back in may now how do I know if they made the correctons and when can I expect this refund? ,
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I mailed my amend return in on march 31 2009
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Sent my amended tax return on april 9th 2010  how long will it take and is there a way to track it in the system?

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