Some Examples of Amended returns and the letters from the IRS:
- Get your Amended Return Status.
Most people do not realize but TAXES can be amended up to 3 years after you file them.
Say you have already filed your 2013 tax return and received your money. You are able to bring that return to us and we can go over it and in most cases Amend the return and get you even more money back from the IRS.
We take our time and go over your return thoroughly.
Most of the other companies do not have the knowledge to do a thorough job. It is like trying to find a good mechanic for your car.
You have to try a lot of mechanics before you find one that really knows cars well. It’s not much different with TAXES.
So bring in your last 3 years taxes and lets see how much more we can get you TODAY!
This is what the IRS says about Amended Returns:
Amended Tax Return Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take to process my amended tax return?
A Form 1040X – Amended Tax Return can take up to 12 weeks to process once the IRS receives it.
Will Where’s My Amended Return? provide me with the status of amended tax returns for multiple tax years?
Where’s My Amended Return? provides the status of Form 1040X Amended Tax Returns for the current year and up to three prior years.
What is the best and fastest way for me to get information about my amended tax return?
Use the Where’s My Amended Return? tool or call our automated toll-free number 866-464-2050. You can start checking on the status of your amended return 3 weeks after the 1040X has been mailed.
Will calling the IRS help me get my amended tax return processed any faster?
Calling us will not speed up the processing time of your amended tax return. Our phone and walk-in representatives can only research the status of your amended return if it has been 12 weeks or more since you mailed your return, or if Where’s My Amended Return? directs you to contact us.
If we need more information to process your amended return, we will contact you by mail. Otherwise,Where’s My Amended Return? has the most up to date information available about your 1040X. Use the Where’s My Amended Return? tool, or call our automated toll-free number 866-464-2050. Both are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
When can I start checking on the status of my amended tax return?
You can start checking on the status of your amended tax return three weeks after it has been mailed to the IRS.
How will I know if the IRS received my amended tax return and it is being processed?
Use Where’s My Amended Return? to follow your amended tax return from receipt until processing is completed. While your amended tax return is being processed you can follow it through three stages: Received, Adjusted, and Completed.
What is happening when Where’s My Amended Return? shows the status is: Received?
This means your Form 1040X – Amended Tax Return has been received and it is being processed. Generally, amended tax returns take up to 12 weeks to be processed.
What is happening when Where’s My Amended Return? shows the status is: Adjusted?
This means the processing of your Form 1040X- Amended Tax Return resulted in an adjustment to your account. An adjustment may result in a refund, balances due, or no tax change.
What is happening when Where’s My Amended Return? shows the status is: Completed?
This means your Form 1040X- Amended Tax Return has completed processing resulting in a refund, balance due, or no tax change. This timeframe also means all correspondence related to the processing of your amended tax return has been mailed to you.
How often does Where’s My Amended Return? update?
Where’s My Amended Return? updates are made no more than once per day, usually at night. So there is no need to check more often.
I’ve accessed Where’s My Amended Return? and it’s been longer than 12 weeks since the IRS received my amended tax return and it hasn’t been processed. Why?
We work hard to process amended tax returns within 12 weeks, but some amended tax returns take longer to process than others for many reasons, including when an amended tax return:
- includes errors
- is incomplete
- is unsigned
- is returned to you requesting additional information or signature(s)
- needs further review
- is impacted by identity theft or fraud
- needs to be routed to a specialized area
- has to be cleared by the bankruptcy area within the IRS
- has to be reviewed and approved by a Revenue Officer, because your tax account is assigned to a Revenue Officer
- has been filed and is appealing or requesting reconsideration of an IRS decision
- includes Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allocation
If we need more information to process your tax return, we will contact you by mail.
IRS representatives can only research the status of your return if it has been 12 weeks or more since you mailed your amended tax return, or if Where’s My Amended Return? directs you to contact us.
Which type of amended tax returns can be accessed using the Where’s My Amended Return? tool?
Generally, Where’s My Amended Return? will provide you with the status of amended returns mailed to the IRS processing operations. The Form 1040X – Amended Tax Return provide guidance on where to file your amended return.
Which type of amended tax returns cannot be accessed using the Where’s My Amended Return? tool?
Status updates for the following types of amended returns are not available through the Where’s My Amended Return? tool:
- carrybacks (applications and claims),
- Form 843 claims,
- Injured Spouse claims,
- a Form 1040 marked as an amended or corrected return,
- an amended return with a foreign address,
- business amended returns,
- an amended return routed/received outside of the processing operations in a specialized function (i.e. Examination Dept, 1040X response to a CP 2000 notice, Bankruptcy Dept).
Will Where’s My Amended Return? provide a refund status on an original current tax year filed return?
No, it does not provide information about an original current year filed return. Use the IRS2Go mobile app or the Where’s My Refund? tool. You can start checking on the status of your tax return within 24 hours after we have received your e-filed return or 4 weeks after you mail a paper return. Both are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. See Tax Topic 152 for more information.
- Tax Topic 308 – Amended Returns
- Tax Topic 202 – Tax Payment Options
- Tax Topic 203 – Refund Offsets for Unpaid Child Support, Certain Federal and State Debts, and Unemployment Compensation Debts
How to obtain IRS records
Go to your closest IRS office. The closest is at 329 Oak st. Gainesville, GA 30501.
Their hours are 8:30am-4:30pm Monday- Friday 770-536-2235
2. You can call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 or 1-800-908-9946
3. There are several different types of documents
a. Wage and Income statement-this is exactly what it says, it is a statement that
has all your wage and income that has been reported to the IRS.
b. Tax return transcript-this is a breakdown of your tax return. It has all
the information needed from your tax return.
c. Record of account transcript-this is a yearly record of how much money
you received or paid that year.
d. All these documents are yearly and you must ask for whatever years you
4. You may have these faxed to us 24 hours a day at 770-545-8468
Options to getting a live IRS operator on the phone fastest:
How to get IRS on the phone!
this is the trick to to get a speak to a live person at the IRS when you call the 800 number:
1. call 800.829.1040
2. when you hear the recording press select the option ‘information about personal taxes’
3. after the machine send you to the next menu, just let the recording end, and then it will transfer you to a live person.
if that does not work, try these options instead:
call 800.829.1040 and then follow these prompts: 1, 2, 2, 4, 1
if the above options do not work, try these options instead:
call 800.829.1040 and then follow these prompts: 1, 2, 1, 4, 2
if none of these methods worked, read the comments below from other people who found a way. The IRS is constantly changing their system, so the above methods may not work. but we try to update frequently when a new method has been discovered.