If you discover an error after filing your return, you may need to amend your return.
Use Form 1040X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, to correct a previously filed individual tax return.
Generally, to claim a refund, you must file Form 1040X within 3 years after the date you filed your original return or within 2 years after the date you paid the tax, whichever is later.
File a separate Form 1040X for each tax year you are amending. Mail each form in a separate envelope. Be sure to enter the year of the return you are amending at the top of Form 1040X. The form has three columns:
- Column A shows original figures (the original return) or adjusted figures (prior amendments or exam changes).
- Column C shows the corrected figures (what they should be).
- Column B is the difference between Columns A and C. There is an area on the back of the form to explain the specific changes you are making and the reason for each change.
Attach copies of any forms or schedules affected by the change.
For instance - in your situation - you will need to attach form 8863.
See Where To File in the Form 1040X Instructions for the address to mail your amended return.
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