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Where's My Amended Return?


The “Where’s My Amended Return?” tool provides the status of Form 1040X Amended Tax Return for the current year and up to three prior years.

You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 16 weeks from the date we receive it. It can take up to three weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. 

Please Note: You will not be able to access certain amended returns using this application.

IRS telephone assistors will not be able to provide additional information while your amended return moves through processing.

There is no need to call our toll-free number unless “Where’s My Amended Return?” specifically indicates that you should call.

JAWS Users Session Expiration Warning

If this application remains idle for 15 minutes, it displays a session expiration warning message in a popup or new browser window, allowing you to extend your session. The message gains focus and JAWS reads both the URL and the session expiration message. You have the option to tab to OK or Cancel once the message appears. If you tab to the OK button, you will hear, click here if you want to renew session for 15 minutes button. If you tab to the Cancel button, you will hear, do not renew session button. If you select the OK button, the application extends your session for an additional 15 minutes and JAWS focus returns to the main page. If you select the Cancel button or the session remains idle for 5 minutes, the application displays the session expired page and JAWS reads it.


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When to check...

  • three weeks after you mailed your amended return.  



What you need...

  • Social Security Number
  • Date of birth
  • Zip Code  




Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 01-Oct-2015