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How do I file an amended return?

Complete a new Individual Tax Return, making any necessary changes.
Check the “Amended” box at the top of the first page of the return.
Attached a detailed explanation page of all the changes made to the return.
If you are making changes to any of the following Schedules (A, B, C, CR & DC, E, or F), please be sure to attach a copy of the corrected schedule to your amended return.

Mail completed return and supporting documentation to:

Alabama Department of Revenue
Individual & Corporate Tax
P O Box 327464
Montgomery, AL. 36132-7464

When completing the amended return, please be sure to include any previous refund you were due/previous payment(s) made.  Failure to do so will result in a miscalculation of the amended refund or amount due.

Complete a new Individual Tax Return, making any necessary changes.
Check the “Amended” box at the top of the first page of the return.
Attached a detailed explanation page of all the changes made to the return.
If you are making changes to any of the following Schedules (A, B, C, CR & DC, E, or F), please be sure to attach a copy of the corrected schedule to your amended return.

Mail completed return and supporting documentation to:

Alabama Department of Revenue
Individual & Corporate Tax
P O Box 327464
Montgomery, AL. 36132-7464

When completing the amended return, please be sure to include any previous refund you were due/previous payment(s) made.  Failure to do so will result in a miscalculation of the amended refund or amount due.

Related FAQs in Filing, Individual Income Tax

The MAT system only recognizes that a return is missing.  It does not take into account whether or not you met the filing requirement for that particular tax period.  If you were not required to file a tax return for that tax year, please disregard the notification.

Form 40 No Payment:

Alabama Department of Revenue, P O Box 154, Montgomery, AL 36135-0001.

Form 40 with Payment:

Alabama Department of Revenue, P O Box 2401, Montgomery, AL 36140-0001

Form 40A No Payment:

Alabama Department of Revenue, P O Box 327465, Montgomery, AL 36132-7465

Form 40A with Payment:

Alabama Department of Revenue, P O Box 327477, Montgomery, AL 36132-7477

Form 40NR –

Alabama Department of Revenue, P O Box 327469, Montgomery, AL 36132-7469

Generally, your Alabama Individual Income Tax Return is due on April 15th, unless the 15th is a weekend or holiday, then the return is due the next business day.

Part year residents whose filing status is “Single” must file if gross income for the year is at least $4,000 while an Alabama resident. Part year residents whose filing status is “Married Filing Separate Return” must file if gross income for the year is at least $5,250 while an Alabama resident. Part year residents whose filing status is “Head of Family” must file if gross income for the year is at least $7,700 while an Alabama resident. Those whose filing status is “Married Filing Joint Return” and whose gross income for the year is at least $10,500 must file an Alabama Individual Income Tax Return while an Alabama resident.

Nonresidents must file a return if their Alabama income exceeds the allowable prorated personal exemption.

Check with your Authorized IRS E-file Provider to determine if this option is available to you! Almost any return that can be filed electronically for the IRS can also be filed electronically for Alabama. More on the Alabama Electronic Filing Program.

The Simplified Short Form or 40EZ is available online to taxpayers who meet all of the following requirements:
• Is an Alabama resident.
• Has filed an Alabama Income Tax Return in a prior year or has a valid Alabama Driver’s License.
• Has a filing status of either Single or Married Filing Jointly.
• Has not made any estimated tax payments for the tax year.
• Has a total combined wage income of less than $100,000.
• Has no reportable income other than wages (no interest, dividends, retirement, pension, rents, gains, losses, etc.).
• Will claim no dependents.
• Will claim no itemized deductions.
• Will claim no federal income tax deduction.
• Will claim no income tax credits or adjustments to income.

Go to https://myalabamataxes.alabama.gov/ under “Quick Links” for Individuals, select the “File a Simplified Short Form 40EZ”. Note: The link may not be available before the IRS opens for e-file opens or after the due date of the return.

Since the only deductions allowed filing the simplified short form are the optional increased standard deduction and personal exemption, a taxpayer may benefit from filing a Form 40 rather than a Form 40EZ. The Form 40EZ is beneficial to those who have only wages and meet the requirements shown above. If you need to amend your Form 40EZ for any reason you will need to submit a paper Form 40 or Form 40A.

Additionally, by filing a Form 40EZ you agree to the following statement before submitting your return.

“Pursuant to Act 2017-405, Ala. Acts 2017, by claiming the optional, increased standard deduction, I acknowledge that I am knowingly and voluntarily foregoing any right to claim the federal income tax deduction otherwise allowed by section 40-18-15, Ala. Code 1975. I also acknowledge that I am knowingly and voluntarily foregoing the right to claim any and all other deductions, credits, and exemptions that would otherwise be available to me.”