Tax questions after you file your tax return

Posted on May 11, 2012

Once you have filed your 2011 tax return, you may still have a few tax questions. The IRS provides these answers to commonly asked questions.

* How can I check the status of my refund?

You can go online to check on your refund. Go to www.irs.gov and click on “where’s my refund?” Or call 1-800-829-4477 for automated refund information available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

* What records should I keep?

Keep receipts, canceled checks, or other substantiation for any deductions or credits you claimed. Also keep records that verify other items on your tax return (W-2s, 1099s, etc.). Keep a copy of the tax return, along with the supporting records, for seven years.

* What if I discover that I made a mistake on my return?

If you discover that you failed to report some income or claim a deduction or credit to which you are entitled, you can correct the error by filing an amended tax return using Form 1040X.

* What if my address changes after I file?

If you move or have an address change after filing your return, send Form 8822 “Change of Address” to the IRS. You should also notify the Postal Service of your new address so that you’ll receive any refund you’re due or notices sent by the IRS.

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