No, it’s not every tax year you are amending and mail them in separate envelopes.
It can take up to 16 weeks for the IRS to process an amended return. Make an effort see if you missed any other frequently overlooked deductions, before you submit the amended return. You’ll need to provide your Social Security number, birth date and zip code. See The Most Overlooked Tax Deductions for some ideas. Do you know an answer to a following question.
You can check the status using the IRS’s Where’s My Amended Return, right?