Normally the term “filed” means “postmarked.” But this is not the case with amendments.
Deadlines are always important in the tax world, but sometimes the definitions of what a "deadline" is varies from one situation to the next. Such is the case with amended tax returns.
How to fix a Schedule C filed in the wrong spouse's name.
On Monday I wrote about a real scenario I have encountered, regarding adoption credit carryforwards. I asked three questions in that post and only answered two of them. The third question was: if Angie (the fictional character I used in my example) amends her 2012 return, would she have to file that amended return as a [...]
In my practice, two-thirds of my clients in same-sex marriages will actually owe more in taxes by filing as married. So the question comes up often of, will couples in that situation -- who properly filed their taxes as unmarried in the past and who benefited from doing so -- be REQUIRED to amend those prior [...]