Tax QuestionsCategory: Amended Tax ReturnsI received my refund, but I made a mistake on my return so it’s more than I should have received. I haven’t cashed the check. What should I do now?
Gatorman1944 asked 5 years ago

I received my refund, but I made a mistake on my return so it’s more than I should have received. I haven’t cashed the check. What should I do now?

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1 Answers
Veronika Greenwell answered 5 years ago
Since the IRS didn’t catch your mistake during processing, you should:
  • File an amended or corrected return using Form 1040XAmended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, as soon as possible.
  • Include any forms and/or schedules that you’re changing and/or didn’t include the original return.
  • Return the refund check with your amended return along with a letter of explanation. When your amended return has completed processing, the IRS will issue a new refund check.
  • Write “Void” in the endorsement section of the check when you return it with your amended return.
  • Allow the IRS up to 16 weeks to process the amended return.
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