Can the state refuse to accept an amended return?

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Can the state refuse to accept an amended return?

I am married and 2 years ago filed separately because of my husband’s child support. I ended up owing federal and state and had to make payments on federal for over a year. For last year I filed jointly and attached injured spouse form. I also amended my return from 2 years ago, both state and federal, changed to joint and use injured spouse. Federal accepted, state is still saying I owe money, sent to attorney general, now collection agency. I have called and sent copies of my return but seems they are refusing to accept it. Now they say the put a judgement lien on my house.

Asked on August 25, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Ohio

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Just because the Internal Revenue Service accepted your amended tax return your state's franchise tax board is under no obligation to do so. Given the issues that you are having with your amended tax return with your state's franchise tax board you should consult with a tax attorney or a certified tax preparer to assist you in the situation you have written about and to deal with the judgment lien against your home.


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