I filed my taxes electronically. Immediately after doing that I read my email, which included a message from my investment company saying that they had made a mistake on my 1099 and were sending me a correction.
Aside from the "argh! if only I had waited one more day to file my taxes" factor ...
The correction would result in the Feds owing me an additional $2, and the change to my state taxes is zero. (The difference gets lost in the rounding.)
Do I need to file an amended return? It seems like the hassle of doing the paperwork isn't worth $2. Or would the discrepancy result in me being audited? Is the "safe" thing to do to file an amended return? Or does doing the amendment up my chances of being audited.
(Okay, I'm nervous about being audited. Not that I'm trying to cheat, but I worry that I might have made an honest mistake. I once made a mistake that was like $20 and when they caught it I not only had to pay the $20 but several hundred dollars in interest and penalties.)