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Not a good way, without paying the higher balance due, and then waiting for the refund on the amended return.

An amended return filed in late March or early April isn't going to be processed until after April 15, at which time the client has an assessed balance due.

True, as I've discovered this year. Fortunately, since the amended return was received before April 15, the processing date is of secondary importance. That is, eventually, the assessed balance due, penalty and interest will be removed.

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