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14064: 1040-NR - Amending on Form 1040-X

1040 Individual Data Entry

I am amending a 1040-NR return. Why is the 1040-X, page 1 blank?

Only demographic information (name, address, SSN) should be entered on page 1 of the 1040-X when completing for a 1040-NR. The remaining lines of the 1040-X page 1, and page 2 parts 1 and 2 will remain blank. An explanation of changes should be entered in part 3. The changes are then reflected on the new or corrected 1040-NR return in the view mode with 'AMENDED' printed at the top of the form.  

Per the 1040-X Instructions:

"Resident and nonresident aliens. Use Form 1040X to amend Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ. Also, use Form 1040X if you should have filed Form 1040 (or, for years before 2018, Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ) instead of Form 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ, or vice versa.

To amend Form 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ, or to file the correct return, do the following:

  • Enter your name, current address, and social security number (SSN) or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) on the front of Form 1040X.
  • Don’t enter any other information on page 1. Also, don’t complete Parts I or II on page 2 of Form 1040X.
  • Enter in Part III the reason why you are filing Form 1040X.
  • Complete a new or corrected return (Form 1040, Form 1040NR, etc.).
  • Across the top of the new or corrected return, write “Amended.”
  • Attach the new or corrected return to the back of Form 1040X"

For more information, see Publication 519, U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens

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