With the delay in passing the American Taxpayer Relief Act, many taxpayers are filing amended tax returns this year, leading to a bottleneck in their processing. If you’ve filed an amended return (Form 1040X Amended Tax Return), you can expect to wait up to 16 weeks.
The IRS has set up an online tool called “Where’s My Amended Return?” to help taxpayers track their return as it makes its way through the system. 3 weeks after you mail in your amended return, you’ll be able to track your return via the tool. To use the tool, click here.