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14064: 1040-NR - Amending Form 1040-X


1040 Individual

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

If Suppress federal/state EF and all bank products is selected on screen EF (EF Selections) or Suppress federal EF is selected from Setup > Options > EF tab, only demographic information (name, address, SSN) is produced on page 1 of the 1040-X when completing for Form 1040-NR, and the remaining lines on Parts I and II of Form 1040-X remain blank. An explanation of changes should be entered in Part III. The changes are then reflected on the new or corrected 1040-NR return in the View/Print mode with the literal "AMENDED"printed at the top of the form. 

Per the 1040-X Instructions:

"Resident and nonresident aliens. Use Form 1040-X to amend Form 1040-NR 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.

If you are paper-filing Form 1040-X for Form 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ, 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 1040-X

If you are electronically filing Form 1040-X to amend Form 1040-NR, you must complete Form 1040-X in its entirety. In years prior to Drake Tax 2021, only the demographic information, explanation of changes, and pages 1 and 2 contain 0's (zeros).

For more information, see Publication 519

For instructions on how to amend a 1040 series return in Drake Tax see Related Links below. For a demonstration, watch the video Amended Return.


Why is there a "DO NOT MAIL" literal on Form 1040-X for Form 1040-NR? How do I get rid of it?


The "DO NOT MAIL" literal was added to amended 1040-NR returns in Drake Tax 2021 to help prevent duplicate e-filing and paper filing of Form 1040-X for 1040-NR returns. To remove this literal, navigate to screen EF (EF Selections), and mark the check box Suppress federal/state EF and all bank products.


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