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When my son and his wife filed their taxes at the end of the process a message came on the screen that their W2 for 2016 was missing. Well, they went back and entered that information. The program added the 2016 information to their income for 2017. They didn't notice the error until after they had filed. The IRS sent them a letter telling them there was an error and would be resolved within 30 days. What is their recourse? My son is very worried about the IRS doing something to him. He really didn't do anything wrong.

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In brief, as the 2016 W2 was inadvertently added with 2017 info, they will need to amend their 2017 tax return, deleting the W2 from 2016. They would amend their return by filing the Form 1040X. They will also need to amend their 2016 tax return to include the W2 that inadvertently got added to 2017.

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https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040x.pdf

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