How to File an Amended Arkansas Return

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If you need to change or amend an accepted Arkansas State Income Tax Return for the current or previous Tax Year, you need to complete Form AR1000F (residents) or Form AR1000NR (nonresidents and part-year residents). Forms AR1000F and AR1000NR are Forms used for the Tax Amendment. You can prepare a current Tax Year Arkansas Tax Amendment on, however you cannot submit it electronically. In comparison, the IRS requires a different Form - Form 1040X - to amend an IRS return (do not use Form 1040 for an IRS Amendment).

The IRS might send you a notification to change an error on your Return, or you might have discovered an error. If you or the IRS amended or changed one of your IRS Tax Return(s), the IRS will report this to the Arkansas Tax Agency, thus you should file an Arkansas Amendment within one year.

File a Arkansas Tax Amendment
You can prepare an Arkansas Tax Amendment for the current tax year here on; the amendment can not be e-filed. After you have prepared the amendment, download the PDF from your My Account, check the box and mail in the form to the address listed below. For other tax years complete the form below before you print, sign and mail in the form. 
Option 1: Sign into your account, modify your Return and download/print the AR Form AR1000F (residents) or AR1000NR (nonresidents and part-year residents) under My Account. Check the "Amended Return" box, sign the form, and mail it to one of the addresses listed below.
Option 2: If you don't have an account follow the step by step instruction on how to prepare a tax return amendment.
Option 3: If you want to do the math on your own paper return then complete, sign AR Form AR1000F or Form AR1000NR - Print, Mail the Form to AR Department of Finance and Adminstration to:
Amended Tax Section
P.O. Box 3528
Little Rock, AR 72203-3628
AR Tax Amendment Form AR1000F or AR1000NR
This Form can be used to file a: Tax Return, Tax Amendment, Change of Address. Check the Amended Return box on the Form - see image below.
Step 1: Download, Complete Form AR1000F (residents) or AR1000NR (nonresidents and part-year residents) for the appropriate Tax Year below.
Step 2: Sign, Mail Form AR1000F or AR1000NR to one of the addresses listed above
Check this box on the AR Tax Return Form AR1000F or AR1000NR. This Form can be used to file a: Tax Return, Tax Amendment, Change of Address.

Arkansas Amendment

Current Tax Year only: Prepare online on until the October deadline. When done Print, Sign and Mail in - not eFile - Your Tax Amendment, Address Change, etc.
After the October deadline, Prepare, Print, Sign and Mail-In - see address above for Form AR1000F or Form AR1000NR.
How to correct a rejected Tax Return
If your AR Tax Return was rejected by the AR Tax Agency - not - instructions on how to correct a rejected Arkansas Tax Return.
For all Tax Years prior to current Tax Date. Prepare, Print, Sign and Mail-In - see addresses above - your Tax Amendment as soon as possible. Select the appropriate form (Form AR1000F or AR1000NR) for the Tax Year you are amending and be sure to check the box for amendment. You will also file an IRS Tax Amendment Form 1040X.
Check Your AR Tax Amendment Status
1. Call the AR Department of Finance and Administration at 501-682-1100.
2. Contact the AR Department of Finance and Administration.
Arkansas Refund Deadlines
A. Three years from the due date of the original tax year return, including valid filing extensions.
B. One year from the final determination of the amended federal return or federal change, whichever is later, provided that the allowable refund is not more than the decrease in Arkansas tax attributable to the federal change or correction.
C. Two years from the payment of an assessment, provided the amended return raises issues relating only to the prior assessment and the refund does not exceed the amount of tax paid on the prior assessment.
D. Two years from the filing of an amended Arkansas return resulting in the payment of additional tax, provided that the current amended return raises issues relating solely to the prior amended return and that the refund does not exceed the amount of the tax payment made as a result of the prior amended return.
Additional Arkansas Tax Income Taxes Deadlines
Arkansas Income Tax Penalties
Find out how Arkansas Late Filing and Late Payment Penalties are calculated.
For IRS Tax and Late Filing Penalties we have an easy to use tool: The PENALTYucator.
File an IRS Tax Amendment by Tax Year
Instructions on how to prepare an IRS Tax Amendment on, however the IRS does not accept Tax Amendments electronically.

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