I accidentally E-FILED my 2015 taxes again and it was not rejected. PLEASE HELP!?

I asked this before but left out a lot of detail and got some pretty mediocre answers.

This is a mess. So basically I was in a hurry to file my taxes this year and I went online to file them. I took an electronic copy of my w2's from my payroll website and e-filed them through H&R block. What I never paid

I asked this before but left out a lot of detail and got some pretty mediocre answers.

This is a mess. So basically I was in a hurry to file my taxes this year and I went online to file them. I took an electronic copy of my w2's from my payroll website and e-filed them through H&R block. What I never paid attention to all the while, was that I was filing the SAME taxes from 2015, (my annual wages/deductions were similar in 2016 so I could barely tell the difference) and to make matters worse, I also applied for school credit this time because I attended college in 2016, so that wasn't even in the 2015 taxes.

I asked around for advice and many told me to simply wait and the IRS will reject it since I already filed my 2015 taxes.

Lo and behold I check a few weeks later and not only has the IRS accepted the tax return, but I have a direct deposit date. So basically I'm getting a refund not only for taxes I already filed, but school credit as well, and this isn't right.

How do I fix this situation? helpful answers please, I know I screwed up, so I would appreciate answers that could help fix this, not point out the obvious fact that I messed up big.

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tro:
you COULD not efile a tax return for 2015 this year so right off the bat this is not possible
then if you got an electronic copy of your W-2 from your employer, it too would be a current one, unless by some quirk your access allows you to get previous year's statements–highly unlikely
as for the school credit, this could be a problem but at any rate when you actually eventually get the correct information, you can amend with a 1040X, and any time will be appropriate since your original return has been processed
ninasgramma:
You did not e-file your 2015 tax return again. What you did was put in the wrong information on your W-2. The IRS accepted it because they do not check your W-2 numbers until after the filing season.

This can be corrected and needs to be corrected. Since your income was very close each year, the difference in tax will be small. File form 1040X, and enter your correct W-2 information. You may be getting a small refund or owe a small balance due on Form 1040X.

MDavis:
So that is what you meant.
Looks like you want to send the correction without waiting, this doesn't count as a math error.
Here is some light reading on amended returns. (see source) which includes a link to the 1040X. Some people recommend doing your correct return so you can set it side by side with your wrong return as an aid to filling out the emended one. The method and form changes from time to time, so make sure you get the 2016 1040X, no joke.
Judy:
You'll have to amend your return to put in the 2016 info and take out the 2015.
Max Hoopla:
It will be rejected.
Stoo:
You have to file an amendment. If you get more back, that will be processed later. If you owe more as a result, you'll have to pay them back. The refund you get was filed with wrong information, so you have to fix it. Just say what happened, it's common enough. But fix it – if they have to fix it for you (and they will) that will look like you're trying to scam them, so be proactive about this and fix it yourself.
StephenWeinstein:
They thought that you were filing your 2016 taxes, so this refund is actually for 2016 (although the amount is wrong). You need to file a 2016 Form 1040X to change the numbers on the taxes you just filed to the correct numbers for 2016.
Happy Gramps:
you need to contact the IRS first and explain what happened; do so before you try to file for 2016…they will want the $$ returned, but you need to speak with someone there to get the proper steps ( contact #'s are on their site and are different depending on where you live )
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