Mistakes happen, which is why the IRS offers taxpayers the choice to make amends to their tax returns. You may want to file an amended return if you used the wrong filing status, entered information incorrectly, have unreported income, or have changes to your deductions. Here’s how to get started:
- If you do need to file an amended return, fill out Form 1040-X, Amended US Individual Income Tax Return.
- Mail the form to the address listed under Where to File on Form 1040-X.
- Attach copies of any forms or schedules affected by the change.
After filing, they should expect to pay additional tax owed as soon as possible. You can track the status of your amended return with the “Where’s My Amended Return?” resource.
*This information is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized tax advice. We suggest that you discuss your specific tax issues with a qualified tax professional.
Tip adapted from IRS.gov
 IRS.gov, October 28, 2019