What if I made a mistake on a previously filed return?
You can amend your tax return to fix the error on Form 1040X. The primary statute of limitations expires three years after the filing date. If you are filing 1040X to claim a refund, you have two years from the payment of the tax or three years from the original (before any filing extension) due date of the return to make a refund claim.
All About Randall Brody
Randall is the Founder of Tax Samaritan, a boutique firm specializing in the preparation of taxes and the resolution of tax problems for Americans living abroad, as well as the other unique tax issues that apply to taxpayers. Here, they help taxpayers save money on their tax returns.