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Byline: PAUL KATZEFF
April 15 has come and gone. But what if you forgot to claim a big charitable contribution? That and any other oversights can be fixed by filing an amended tax return.
"You can fix three types of mistakes or omissions," said John Roth, federal tax analyst for CCH Inc., a tax research firm. "One is deductions you forgot to take. The second type is income you didn't report. Third is changes in filing status."
An amended return is especially likely to be helpful this year.
"Several changes in the tax laws were made in the middle of the filing season," Roth said. "Some changes give you more leeway to make adjustments going …