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It is possible to complete multiple amendments in the TaxAct program. This is done by completing each amendment separately, printing the return and the amendment form, and then clearing the amendment form to create a new amendment.

First, and most important, is to make sure you print and keep copies of:

  • The original return (both Federal and State, if applicable)
  • The return (both Federal and State, if applicable) as it was when each amendment was completed, and
  • Copies of each amended return (Form 1040-X Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return and the state amendment, if applicable) you complete.

This is important because, once you start to make changes, you will no longer have the ability to view or print the return as it was before those changes were made.

To complete another amendment, you will need to delete the previously-created Form 1040-X from the Forms Explorer list (follow the same steps for the State form, but within the State folder).

To delete Form 1040-X in your Online return:

  1. Sign in to your TaxAct Online return.
  2. Click Tools down the left to expand, then click Forms Assistant.
  3. Click to expand the FEDERAL Forms folder, then click to expand the Forms and Schedules folder.
  4. Click Form 1040X - Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.
  5. Click Delete, then click OK to confirm.
  6. Click Close to exit the screen.

To delete Form 1040-X in your Desktop return:

  1. Start your TaxAct Desktop program.
  2. Click Forms in the top left corner.
  3. Click to expand the Federal folder, then click to expand the Forms and Schedules folder.
  4. Double-click Form 1040X - Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.
  5. Right-click the form, select Delete Copy, then click Yes to confirm.

Modify the data in the return so it is corrected. Next, repeat the amendment section of the Q&A (or the forms entry method in the Desktop program) using the amounts from the previously filed Form 1040-X as the "original" amounts to complete the interview questions.

Note that any link in the information above is updated each year automatically and will take you to the most recent version of the document at the time it is accessed.


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