Form 1040-X electronic filing coming this summer

Tax Hot Topics newsletter The IRS has announced that taxpayers will soon be able to file Form 1040-X, “Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return,” electronically. At the present time, taxpayers must mail a completed Form 1040-X to the IRS for processing. The IRS anticipates that the electronic filing option will be available later the summer but did not specify a date.

While this may be a useful option for many taxpayers in the long run, it will be of limited utility this year. It applies only to Forms 1040 and 1040-SR for the 2019 tax year, which may not have even been filed yet.

Brad Roe
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Washington National Tax Office
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