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ffelix44
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Can I get my taxes back from the last 4 years now that I left USA and got back to my home country? What do I need to do?

 
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xmasbaby0
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Can I get my taxes back from the last 4 years now that I left USA and got back to my home country? What do I need to do?

The last four years?   No.  It is too late to receive an income tax refund for any tax year earlier than 2017.  A refund for any earlier year has now been forfeited.

 

You say you went back to your home country--so we do not know if you can even use TurboTax or if you should use an alternate software.  That depends on whether you are a non-resident alien.  

 

NON RESIDENT ALIEN 

If you are a non-resident alien, your return must be filed on Form 1040NR, which cannot be prepared using TurboTax.  You can use TT’s partner, sprintax:

https://www.sprintax.com/non-resident-alien-tax-1040nr-turbotax.html

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
Opus 17
Level 15

Can I get my taxes back from the last 4 years now that I left USA and got back to my home country? What do I need to do?

If you are a resident alien (you are not a US citizen and not a green card holder, but you live and work in the US) you owe US income taxes on the money you earn while you are living in the US.  There is no law or treaty that I know of that says you can get a refund once you return to your home country.  Why do you think that?

*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*
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