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Ask the taxgirl: Amended Returns and Rebate Checks

February 26, 2008 · 4 comments

Taxpayer asks:
A taxpayer with 9 children didn’t list them all on the ’07 return because they were not all required to obtain the maximum refund, but now wishes to file an amended return, since the number of children affect the amount of the rebate. Will the amended return produce the desired effect – i.e. a larger refund?

Thank you, in advance, for your answer.
Taxgirl says:
Taxpayer should file a form 1040X to correct any misinformation on the original form 1040.

This also extends to taxpayers who realize afterwards that they should have reported more income on their income tax return in order to qualify for a tax rebate.

Like any good lawyer, I need to add a disclaimer: Unfortunately, it is impossible to give comprehensive tax advice over the internet, no matter how well researched or written. Before relying on any information given on this site, contact a tax professional to discuss your particular situation.

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1 jon March 13, 2008 at 6:24 pm

i thought that only two kids count on filling and any more didnt affect your rebate cause thats what h&r block told me and a lot of people i know is that true or do they just bend that a little two much

2 Kelly March 15, 2008 at 6:07 am

No, H&R Block gave you some bad info. The original plan by the House was to limit the number of children for purposes of the credit but in the final bill, there is no limit.

3 HEATHER July 7, 2008 at 3:11 pm

I received my stimulus check and also have received my amended return refund check (took 12 weeks), how long until I receive a 2nd stimulus check because on the amendment I added one dependent.

4 DAN August 12, 2008 at 11:24 am

I have the exact same question as Heather: I received my stimulus check and also have received my amended return refund check (took 12 weeks), how long until I receive a 2nd stimulus check because on the amendment I added one dependent.

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