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File back taxes for 2020

how to file back taxes 2020
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Critter-3
Level 15

File back taxes for 2020

To complete and file a 2020 tax return using TurboTax you would need to purchase, download and install on a personal computer one of the 2020 desktop editions from this website - https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/past-years-products/

 

A 2020 tax return can only be printed and mailed, it cannot be e-filed.

 

 

 

If you want to file for free you can fill out the forms by hand. Here are some basic forms…..

Here is the IRS 2020 Form 1040
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040--2020.pdf


or if you want bigger type use 1040SR for Seniors,
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040s.pdf


And 2020 Instructions
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040gi.pdf

2020 Tax and EIC Tables
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040tt.pdf


Sch 1 : 
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040s1.pdf
Sch 2 : 
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040s2.pdf
Sch 3 : 
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040s3.pdf


Then when you do file 2021 enter 0 for the 2020 AGI since you are filing 2020 late.


You have to print and mail prior year returns. When you mail a tax return, you need to attach any documents showing tax withheld, such as your W-2’s or any 1099’s. Use a mailing service that will track it, such as UPS or certified mail so you will know the IRS received the return. Don’t forget state.

Jtrunkenbolz
New Member

File back taxes for 2020

I am just now filing my 2020 return due to needing to calculate some business losses. Is it possible to receive a tax refund anticipation loan? 

DoninGA
Level 15

File back taxes for 2020


@Jtrunkenbolz wrote:

I am just now filing my 2020 return due to needing to calculate some business losses. Is it possible to receive a tax refund anticipation loan? 


For tax year 2020, no that is not possible.

You know that you must use the TurboTax desktop editions for tax year 2020 since the online editions are only for tax year 2021.

tigerclaw45
Level 1

File back taxes for 2020

trying to file my 2020, im late , filling married and buying a home plus W2g for gamling    i have a license code to activate

tigerclaw45
Level 1

File back taxes for 2020

please help

Critter-3
Level 15

File back taxes for 2020

To complete and file a 2020 tax return using TurboTax you would need to purchase, download and install on a personal computer one of the 2020 desktop editions from this website - https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/past-years-products/

 

A 2020 tax return can only be printed and mailed, it cannot be e-filed.

 

 

 

If you want to file for free you can fill out the forms by hand. Here are some basic forms…..

Here is the IRS 2020 Form 1040
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040--2020.pdf


or if you want bigger type use 1040SR for Seniors,
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040s.pdf


And 2020 Instructions
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040gi.pdf

2020 Tax and EIC Tables
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040tt.pdf


Sch 1 : 
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040s1.pdf
Sch 2 : 
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040s2.pdf
Sch 3 : 
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040s3.pdf


Then when you do file 2021 enter 0 for the 2020 AGI since you are filing 2020 late.


You have to print and mail prior year returns. When you mail a tax return, you need to attach any documents showing tax withheld, such as your W-2’s or any 1099’s. Use a mailing service that will track it, such as UPS or certified mail so you will know the IRS received the return. Don’t forget state.

RRCSTL
Returning Member

File back taxes for 2020

Is the Self Employed version available for previous years? I need to file for 2020 as an independent contractor but I only see Deluxe, Premier, Home & Business, and Business as options in past year products.

 

Thank you!

xmasbaby0
Level 15

File back taxes for 2020

@RRCSTL Self-Employed is an online version.   The same software is called Home and Business if you use the CD/dowload.   But all versions of the CD/download have all the forms and schedules so you could start in Deluxe and upgrade to a higher version if you need to.

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RRCSTL
Returning Member

File back taxes for 2020

Thank you!

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