How long does amended tax return take

how long does amended tax return take

Amended Returns & Form 1040X

Can you have an amended return deposited into a bank account?

No, if you are due a refund from your amended return, you will receive a paper check.

References:

1.12 IRS Procedures: Refund Inquiries

How long does it take to get a refund back by direct deposit?

In general, a refund check should be issued within 6 to 8 weeks of filing a paper return. If you have elected on your paper return to receive a direct deposit, the refund should take 1week less time to be issued.

With e-file. your refund will be issued in half the time as when filing on paper (even faster if you choose direct deposit). Most refunds are issued within weeks. In many cases, you can receive your refund in about 14 days, particularly if you choose direct deposit.

If you do not get your refund within 4 weeks after filing your return, you can call TeleTax at 1-800-829-4477 24 hours a day to check on your refund status. In some cases, TeleTax may not have refund information until 6 weeks after you file.

Can you direct deposit your refund into someone else's bank account if you do not have a bank account?

No. The account has to be in your name.

An individual's tax return is protected under the Privacy Act of 1974. Therefore, the IRS is restricted from releasing information concerning your ex-spouse's account. However, if your state office of child support enforcement has notified the Treasury of a past-due child support obligation, the refund will be offset to pay the debt.

References:

If our tax refund is being taken for back child support my husband

owes, how can I file to get back or keep my portion of the refund?

When a joint return is filed and only one spouse owes past-due child support, the other spouse can be considered an injured spouse and may request his or her share of the joint refund. If this situation applies to you, file Form 8379 (PDF), Injured Spouse Claim and Allocation. to recover your share of the joint refund.

You are considered an injured spouse if you:

  • file a joint tax return,
  • have received income (such as wages, interest, etc.)
  • have made tax payments (such as withholding)
  • report the income and tax payments on the joint return, and
  • have a refund due, all or part of which was, or is expected to be, applied against your spouse's past-due amount.

Refer also to our Frequently Asked Question section on Injured Spouse in the IRS Procedures section.

References:

  • Form 8379 (PDF), Injured Spouse Claim and Allocation
  • Tax Topic 203. Failure to Pay Child Support and Other Federal Obligations

What is the legal procedure I need to follow in order to obtain my ex-spouse's tax refund or refunds due to unpaid child support?

An individual's tax return is protected under the Privacy Act of 1974. Therefore, the IRS is restricted from releasing information concerning your ex-spouse's account. However, if your state office of child support enforcement has notified the Treasury of a past-due child support obligation, the refund will be offset to pay the debt.

  • Form 8379 (PDF), Injured Spouse Claim and Allocation
  • Tax Topic 203. Failure to Pay Child Support and Other Federal Obligations

Source: unclefed.com

Category: Taxes

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