How to File a Wisconsin Tax Amendment


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Wisconsin
"The Badger State"

If you need to change or amend an accepted Wisconsin State Income Tax Return for the current or previous Tax Year, you need to complete Form 1 (residents) or 1NPR (nonresidents and part-year residents). Forms 1 and 1NPR are Forms used for the Tax Amendment. You can prepare a 2018 Wisconsin Tax Amendment on eFile.com, 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 Wisconsin Tax Agency, thus you should file a Wisconsin Amendment within one year.

Function
Description
Prepare only a WI State Return
with a State Only Code: FreeFed19
File a 2018 Wisconsin Tax Amendment
You cannot eFile a WI 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 WI Form 1 (residents) or 1NPR (nonresidents and part-year residents) under My Account. Check the "Check here if an amended return" box to report that it's a tax amendment. 
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 WI Form 1 or 1NPR - Print, Mail the Form to WI Depart. of Revenue to:
Wisconsin Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 8991
Madison WI 53708-8991
WI Tax Amendment Forms 1 and 1NPR
These Forms can be used to file a: Tax Return, Tax Amendment, Change of Address.  Check the "Check here if an amended return" box to report that it's a tax amendment.
Step 1: Download, Complete Form 1 or 1NPR for the appropriate Tax Year below.
Step 2: Sign, Mail Form 1 or 1NPR 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 1 or 1NPR
How to correct a rejected Tax Return
If your WI Tax Return was rejected by the WI Tax Agency - not eFile.com - instructions on how to correct a rejected Wisconsin Tax Return.
For all Tax Years prior to 2018 Prepare, Print, Sign and Mail-In - see address above - your Tax Amendment as soon as possible. If you are a resident, select Form 1 for Tax Years 2015-2017 or Form 1X for Tax Years 2014 and earlier. For nonresidents and part-year residents, use Form 1NPR. You will also file an IRS Tax Amendment Form 1040X.
Check Your WI Tax Amendment Status
1. Call the Wisconsin Department of Revenue at (608) 266-2486.
2. Contact the WI Department of Revenue
Wisconsin Refund Deadlines
A. Four 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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin Tax Income Taxes Deadlines
Wisconsin Income Tax Penalties
Find out how Wisconsin 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.