IRS Adds Online Form Options | Lifestyles

Telegraph Staff Reports

WASHINGTON — More Internal Revenue Service forms can now be edited electronically, the federal agency said in a news release.

Online options include individuals filing corrections to Form 1040-NR, the Non-Resident U.S. Alien Income Tax Return, and Forms 1040-SS, the U.S. Self-Employment Income Tax Return (including the US Tax Credit). additional child tax for bona fide residents of Puerto Rico) and Forms 1040-PR, Self-Employment Tax Return-Puerto Rico.

“This initiative has come a long way since 2020, when we first launched the ability to file amended returns, which was an important step in helping taxpayers and the tax community,” the Commissioner said. IRS, Chuck Rettig.

“This new feature will further help people who need to make corrections. This development will also assist the IRS in its inventory work on the current backlog of amended returns. This is another tool we use to help us get back on track.

A new electronic checkbox has been added for Forms 1040/1040-SR, 1040-NR, and 1040-SS/1040-PR to indicate that a replacement return is filed electronically. A superseded return is a return that is filed after the return originally filed, but submitted before the due date, including extensions.

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Taxpayers can also amend their return electronically if there is a change in their filing status or to add a dependent who has already been claimed on another return.

Approximately 3 million Form 1040-Xs are filed by taxpayers each year. Taxpayers can still use the “Where is my amended return?” form. » online tool to check the status of their electronically filed Form 1040-X.

Forms 1040, 1040-NR and 1040-SR can still be amended electronically for the 2019, 2020 and 2021 tax years, as well as the corrected Forms 1040-SS and 1040-PR for the 2021 tax year .

In general, taxpayers always have the option of submitting a paper version of Form 1040-X and should follow the instructions for preparing and submitting the paper form.