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This amended return cannot be filed electronically. Please repeat the Filing steps to print and file a paper amended return.

This business rule is triggered for any of the following reasons:

  • The filing status on the original return differs from the amended return.
  • The original return was not e-filed and accepted. The original return must have been e-filed and accepted.
  • The primary and/or spouse SSN on the amended return do not match the original return.
  • The tax type of the original return is anything other than 1040 or 1040-SR.

To file your amended return by mail using TaxAct®:

  1. Click Filing. On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then select Filing.
  2. Click Amend Federal Return (Desktop users, located directly below the tabs). On smaller devices, this option will be listed under Filing after clicking on in the upper left-hand corner.
  3. Continue to the screen titled Amended Return - Mail Form 1040X

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