This summer for the first time, taxpayers will be able to electronically file their Form 1040-X, “Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.” Making the 1040-X an electronically filed form has been a goal of the IRS for a number of years, adding that it’s also been an ongoing request from the tax professional community and a continuing recommendation from the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council and the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee.
About 3 million Forms 1040-X are filed each year. Currently, taxpayers must mail a completed 1040-X to the IRS for processing. For now, only tax year 2019 Forms 1040 and 1040-SR returns will be able to be amended electronically. In general, taxpayers will still have the option to submit a paper version of the Form 1040-X.