I need to do an amendment on last years tax return which I didn’t make a copy of. I’m wondering if I would be able to send them my transcript with the rest of the required paper work and still be able to get the rest of my refund. I’m trying to avoid paying to 60 bucks to have them mail me my old return if I can help it.
Your NEW return for that tax year will have to be the1040X when you need to correct an error that has been made on an original filled in and filed 1040 FIT return.
Go to the www.irs.gov website and use the search box for Instructions for Form 1040X (12/2012) Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Instructions for Form 1040X (12/2012) Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Lines 1 Through 31—Which Lines To Complete
Before looking at the instructions for specific lines, the following information may point you in the right direction for completing Form 1040X.
For the latest information about developments related to Form 1040X and its instructions, such as legislation enacted after they were published, go to www.irs.gov/form1040x.
Tracking your amended return. Beginning in March 2013, you can track the status of your amended return using a new web or toll-free application. Go to IRS.gov and click on “Where’s My Amended Return,” or call 1-866-464-2050. With either application, you will need to provide the following information:
Your Taxpayer Identification Number (for most taxpayers that is their social security number),
Your date of birth, and
Your ZIP code.
Form 1040X will be your new tax return, changing your original return to include new information. The entries you make on Form 1040X under the columns headed Correct amount and Correct number or amount are the entries you would have made on your original return had it been done correctly.
Many find the easiest way to figure the entries for Form 1040X is to first make the changes in the margin of the return you are amending.
To complete Form 1040X, you will need:
Purpose of Form
Use Form 1040X to do the following.
Correct Forms 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 1040NR, or 1040NR-EZ.
Hope that you find the above enclosed information useful. 04/23/2013