I am soooooo confused! I have always done my own taxes and for the last several years I have done them online. Mine have always been very simple with just one W2 form, and I've never had a problem before. But this year, after working for the State for 24 years, I finally officially retired last September so I received my regular paychecks through the end of September, then received pension checks from the State retirement system and Social Security checks for Oct., Nov. and Dec. I also closed out my small 401k account and put the money in the bank - there was a LARGE amount of it taken out for taxes. I had all my statements from the 401k plan, from SS, and my W2 from work but the amount on the W2 was quite a bit larger than it should have been from just my regular paychecks through September and I was assuming that it also covered those three months of pension checks from the State. I still wanted to be sure so I called and talked to both the HR person and the payroll person from work. Both of them assured me that I would NOT be getting a second W2 from the retirement system, that I would get only one W2 from the State that would include everything that I received from the State in 2010, both salary and retirement. So I went ahead and filed my taxes online, easier than I thought it would be, it went right through, and I had a nice little refund coming! Cool! ... and wouldn't you know, TWO DAYS LATER, I go to the post office and there's a second W2 form from the State retirement system for those three retirement checks! And a few days after that, my refund check was direct deposited in my bank! Now I feel like a criminal! They're coming to get me! Income tax evasion is what they finally got Al Capone on, ya know! I'm going to try calling the IRS tomorrow but from past experience, if you can ever get through to a live human being, those people don't know much more about it than I do! I tried looking up amended returns on the IRS website and it takes you to a form to send in that is the most complicated thing I've ever seen! Can't make heads or tails of it! So if you file an amended return, are you basically refiling the whole thing over again and paying any difference if your refund shouldn't have been as much as what you received? Or should I just walk my little self down to our joke of a strip mall and turn myself in at the H&R Block?