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Publication 926
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How Can You Correct Schedule H?(p10)

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If you discover that you made an error on a Schedule H (or Anexo H-PR), the forms used to correct the error depend on whether the Schedule H was attached to another form or whether it was filed by itself.
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Schedule H attached to another form.(p10)

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If you discover an error on a Schedule H that you previously filed with Form 1040, 1040NR, or Form 1040-SS, file Form 1040X and attach a corrected Schedule H. If you filed Formulario 1040-PR, file a Form 1040X and attach a corrected Anexo H-PR. If you discover an error on a Schedule H that you previously filed with Form 1041, file an "amended" Form 1041 and attach a corrected Schedule H. You discovered (that is, ascertained) the error when you had enough information to be able to correct the error. Write "CORRECTED" (or "CORREGIDO") and the date you discovered the error in the top margin of your corrected Schedule H (or Anexo H-PR), (in dark, bold letters). In addition, explain the reason for your correction and the date the error was discovered in Part C of Form 1040X or in a statement attached to the amended Form 1041.
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Schedule H filed by itself.(p10)

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If you discover an error on a Schedule H (or Anexo H-PR) that you filed as a stand-alone return, file another stand-alone Schedule H with the corrected information. You discovered (that is, ascertained ) the error when you had enough information to be able to correct the error. Write "CORRECTED" (or "CORREGIDO") and the date you discovered the error in the top margin of your corrected Schedule H (or Anexo H-PR), (in dark, bold letters). In addition, explain the reason for your correction and the date the error was discovered in Part II of Form 1040X or in a statement attached to the corrected Schedule H. If you have an overpayment, also write "ADJUSTED" (or "CORREGIDO") or "REFUND" (or "REEMBOLSO") in the top margin, depending on whether you want to adjust your overpayment or claim a refund. (See Overpayment of tax, later.)
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When to file.(p10)

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File a corrected Schedule H when you discover an error on a previously filed Schedule H. If you are correcting an underpayment, file a corrected Schedule H no later than the due date of your next tax return (generally, April 15 of the following calendar year) after you discover the error. If you are correcting an overpayment, file a corrected Schedule H within the refund period of limitations (generally 3 years from the date your original form was filed or within 2 years from the date you paid the tax, whichever is later).
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Underpayment of tax.(p10)

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You must pay any underpayment of social security and Medicare taxes by the time you file the corrected Schedule H. Generally, by filing on time and paying by the time you file the return, you will not be charged interest (and will not be subject to failure-to-pay or estimated tax penalties) on the balance due. However, underreported FUTA taxes will be subject to interest.
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Overpayment of tax.(p10)

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You may either adjust or claim a refund of an overpayment of social security and Medicare taxes on a previously filed Schedule H. However, if you are correcting an overpayment and are filing the corrected Schedule H within 90 days of the expiration of the period of limitations, you can only claim a refund of the overpayment.
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Adjust the overpayment.(p10)
If the corrected Schedule H is filed with a Form 1040X or an amended Form 1041, adjust your return by indicating on line 22 of the Form 1040X or on line 29a of the Form 1041 that you would like the overpayment applied to your estimated taxes on Form 1040, Form 1040NR, Form 1040-PR, Form 1040-SS, or Form 1041 for the year in which you are filing the corrected Schedule H. If the corrected Schedule H is filed as a stand-alone return, adjust your return by writing "ADJUSTED" (or "CORREGIDO") in the top margin (in dark, bold letters). If you adjust your return, you will not receive interest on your overpayment. If the corrected Schedule H will be filed within 90 days of the expiration of the refund period of limitations, you may not adjust the return and must claim a refund for the overpayment. You may not adjust your return to correct overpayments of FUTA tax.
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Claim for refund process.(p11)
If the corrected Schedule H is filed with a Form 1040X or an amended Form 1041, claim a refund by indicating that you would like the overpayment refunded to you on line 21 of the Form 1040X or line 29b of the Form 1041. If the corrected Schedule H is filed as a stand-alone return, claim a refund by writing "REFUND" (or "REEMBOLSO") in the top margin (in dark, bold letters). You will receive interest on any overpayment refunded, unless the overpayment is for FUTA tax because you were entitled to increased credits for state contributions.
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Required repayment or consent.(p11)

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If you previously overreported social security and Medicare taxes, you may adjust your overpayment only after you have repaid or reimbursed your employees in the amount of the overcollection of employee tax. You reimburse your employees by applying the overwithheld amount against taxes to be withheld on future wages. You may claim a refund for the overpayment only after you have repaid or reimbursed your employees in the amount of the overcollection or you have obtained consents from your employees to file the claim for refund for the employee tax. Include a statement that you repaid or reimbursed your employees, or obtained their written consents in the case of a claim for refund, in Part C of Form 1040X or in a statement attached to the amended Form 1041 or the stand-alone corrected Schedule H.
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Filing required Forms W-2 or Forms W-2c.(p11)

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Whether you previously underreported tax or overreported tax, you will generally be required to file Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, or their territorial equivalents (if none was previously filed), or Form W-2c, Corrected Wage and Tax Statement, to reflect the changes reported on your corrected Schedule H.
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Additional information.(p11)

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For more information about correcting errors on a previously filed Schedule H, see page 4 of Form 944-X, Form 944-X: Which process should you use? (substitute "Schedule H" for "Form 944-X") and the Overview of New Processes section in the Instructions for Form 944-X (or Formulario 944-X (PR)). Also, visit IRS.gov.