How to File a Tennessee Tax Amendment


amend Tennessee taxes
Tennessee
"The Volunteer State"

If you need to change or amend an accepted Tennessee State Income Tax Return for the current or previous Tax Year you need to complete Form INC 250. Form INC 250 is a Form used for the Tax Return and Tax Amendment. You can prepare a 2018 Tennessee Tax Amendment on eFile.com, however you can not 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 Tennessee Tax Agency, thus you should file a Tennessee Tax Amendment within one year.

Function
Description
Prepare only a TN State Return
with a State Only Code: FreeFed19
File a 2018 Tennessee Tax Amendment
You can not eFile a TN Tax Amendment anywhere, except mail it in. However, you can prepare it here on eFile.com.
Option 1: Sign into your eFile.com account, modify your Return and download/print the TN Form INC 250 under My Account. Check the "Amended return" box on the upper right corner of the form and mail it to the address listed below.
Option 2: If you don't have an eFile.com 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 TN Form INC 250 - Print, Mail the Form to TN Department of Revenue:
Tennessee Department of Revenue
Andrew Jackson State Office Building
500 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37242
TN Tax Amendment Form INC 250
This Form can be used to file an: Income Tax Return, Tax Amendment, Change of Address. Check the "Amended return" box on the upper right corner of the form and mail it to the address listed below.
Step 1: Select the TN Form INC 250 by Tax Year below
Step 2: Sign, Mail Form INC 250 to the address listed above
Tax Year 2018 only: Prepare online on eFile.com until Oct. 15, 2019. When done Print, Sign and Mail in - not eFile - Your Tax Amendment, Address Change, etc.
After Oct. 15 Prepare, Print, Sign and Mail-In - see address above - your Tax Year 2018 - Form INC 250
How to correct a rejected Tax Return
If your TN Tax Return was rejected by the TN Tax Agency - not eFile.com - instructions on how to correct a rejected Tennessee Tax Return.
For all Tax Years prior to 2018 Prepare, Print, Sign and Mail-In - see address above - your Tax Amendment by Tax Year as soon as possible. You will also file an IRS Tax Amendment Form 1040X.
Check Your TN Tax Amendment Status
1. Call the Tennessee Department of Revenue at (800) 342-1003.
2. Contact the TN Department of Revenue
TN 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee Tax Income Taxes Deadlines
Tennessee Income Tax Penalties
Find out how Tennessee 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 eFile.com, however the IRS does not accept Tax Amendments electronically.