If you discover an error after filing your return, you may need to amend your return. The IRS may correct errors in math on a return and may accept returns without certain forms or schedules. In these instances, there is no need to amend your return! However, do file an amended return if there is a change in your filing status, income, deductions, or credits. Also, if the Form 8938 (PDF), Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets, applies to you, the form must be filed with an annual return or an amended return.
The Affordable Care Act contains comprehensive health insurance reforms and includes tax provisions that affect individuals, families, businesses, insurers, tax-exempt organizations and government entities. These tax provisions contain important changes, including how individuals and families file their taxes. The law also contains benefits and responsibilities for other organizations and employers.
When you receive a notice or letter from IRS,
•You have a balance due.
•You are due a larger or smaller refund.
•IRS have a question about your tax return.
•IRS need to verify your identity.
•IRS need additional information.
•IRS changed your return.
•IRS are notifying you of delays in processing your return.
Read the entire notice or letter carefully.
Typically, IRS only need a response if you don’t agree with the information, IRS need additional information, or you have a balance due. If IRS changed your tax return, compare the information IRS provided in the Notice or Letter with the information in your original return. If IRS receive a return that IRS suspect is identity theft, IRS will ask you to verify your identity using the web address provided in the letter.
Respond within the required timeframe.
If IRS ask for a response within a specific timeframe, you must respond on time to minimize additional interest and penalty charges or to preserve your appeal rights if you don’t agree.
Pay as soon as possible.
Pay as much as you can, even if you can’t pay the full amount you owe. You can pay online or apply for an Online Payment Agreement or Offer in Compromise. Visit our payments page for more information.