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Old 02-25-2018, 10:43 PM
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I need to correct my allocations on form 8379 already filed

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I filed electronically through the Credit Karma tax website this year. I filed several weeks ago. Last week I logged back in to download and print my filed forms. While I was reviewing them I realized that my form 8379 was completely wrong, and all of the income and tax credits were allocated to my wife, who is the other spouse, not the inured spouse.
The process of filling the form in online seemed simple enough. I selected myself as the injured spouse, and I selected myself as owning the w2's that were reported, yet everything defaulted to the other spouse. I had no way of seeing it until I filed and viewed the packet for printing. Apparently, after you select the form and load your information into it you have to leave it then return to edit it to manually allocate everything.
Now that I know it is filed incorrectly, I'm having a hard time finding out how I need to fix it.
I'm sure I'm not the first person to get this wrong, but I can't find anything to tell me how to correct the mistake.
Any help is greatly appreciated.



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Old 02-25-2018, 11:19 PM
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I filed electronically through the Credit Karma tax website this year. I filed several weeks ago. Last week I logged back in to download and print my filed forms. While I was reviewing them I realized that my form 8379 was completely wrong, and all of the income and tax credits were allocated to my wife, who is the other spouse, not the inured spouse.
The process of filling the form in online seemed simple enough. I selected myself as the injured spouse, =======>> The IRS can intercept the entire refund from a married couple's joint tax return even if only one of the spouses was legally liable for the debt. This can happen, for example,say, when your spouse owes child support. The responsibility for that debt is her alone, but her spouse, byou, will suffer be "injured," in other words when the IRS seizes the refund.The same thing can happen if your spouse has defaulted on a federal student loan for which only she is responsible for repayment, and the couple's refund is seized as a result. Form 8379 essentially asks the IRS to release the injured spouse's , your, portion of the refund.


and I selected myself as owning the w2's that were reported, yet everything defaulted to the other spouse. I had no way of seeing it until I filed and viewed the packet for printing. Apparently, after you select the form and load your information into it you have to leave it then return to edit it to manually allocate everything.
Now that I know it is filed incorrectly, I'm having a hard time finding out how I need to fix it.
I'm sure I'm not the first person to get this wrong, but I can't find anything to tell me how to correct the mistake.=========>In general, You need to send another copy in WITH a letter attached explaining what mistakes you made. No 1040X is required because the underlying tax data did not change.However as you sadi fyou are not sure or confident to file /to correct and to file amended return, please contact an IRS Enrolled Agent/a CPA doing taxes in your local area for your federal/state returns.



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