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What is the time to amend a return. In other words, can a taxpayer go back 9-10 years and amend the return?

For a return filed on or before the original due date, 3 years from the original due date. For all others, 3 years after the date of filing or 2 years after the last payment, whichever is later.

There are some arcane exceptions, but these are the basic rules.

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