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sturnoy
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Haven't filed personal/freelancer taxes since tax year '14 in '15, but know s/get refunds only. Got very ill & hopelessly behind. Is there a TT program that will help me?

Should be no penalties filing late 2015 since I'm owed refunds. But I heard 2015 refunds are forfeited if didn't file for them by 4/15/2019. True?
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Critter
Level 15

Haven't filed personal/freelancer taxes since tax year '14 in '15, but know s/get refunds only. Got very ill & hopelessly behind. Is there a TT program that will help me?

True ... the IRS only gives you 3 years from the filing deadline  to apply for a refund ... 2015 refunds were forfeited 4/15/19.

xmasbaby0
Level 15

Haven't filed personal/freelancer taxes since tax year '14 in '15, but know s/get refunds only. Got very ill & hopelessly behind. Is there a TT program that will help me?

Sorry-- the software for 2015 is not even available now, and it is true that you are too late to receive a 2015 refund.  If you want to prepare the 2015 return by hand and mail it here is a link for the forms:

 

 

2015

Form 1040  https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040--2015.pdf

Form1040 Instructions  https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040gi--2015.pdf

Form1040A  https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040a--2015.pdf

Form 1040A Instructions  https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040a--2015.pdf

Form 1040EZ   https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040ez--2015.pdf

Form 1040EZ Instructions  https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040ez--2015.pdf

 

 

To file a return for a prior tax year

If you need to prepare a return for 2016, 2017, or 2018 you can purchase and download desktop software to do it, then print, sign,  and mail the return(s)

https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/past-years-products/

Remember to prepare your state return as well—if you live in a state that has a state income tax.

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/state received the return.

Note:  The desktop software you need to prepare the prior year return must be installed/downloaded to a full PC or Mac.  It cannot be used on a mobile device.

**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.**
VolvoGirl
Level 15

Haven't filed personal/freelancer taxes since tax year '14 in '15, but know s/get refunds only. Got very ill & hopelessly behind. Is there a TT program that will help me?

Usually if you have freelance/self employment 1099Misc income you end up with a tax due on your return unless you made estimated payments or show a Loss on Schedule C.  

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