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carleenlsn
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How do I file a previous years tax return from 4 years ago?

I'm trying to file a 2 w-2's  from 2016
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DoninGA
Level 15

How do I file a previous years tax return from 4 years ago?

A 2016 W-2 can only be reported on a 2016 tax return.

 

To complete and file a 2016 tax return using TurboTax you would need to purchase, download and install on a personal computer one of the 2016 desktop editions from this website - https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/past-years-products/

 

A 2016 tax return can only be printed and mailed, it cannot be e-filed.

 

Note - TurboTax will not support tax year 2016 after July 15, 2020.

VolvoGirl
Level 15

How do I file a previous years tax return from 4 years ago?

 

Or You can fill out the blank forms for free.

Here are some blank forms & instructions for 2016

1040 https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040--2016.pdf     

Instructions https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040gi--2016.pdf

 

1040A https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040a--2016.pdf    

Instructions https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040a--2016.pdf

 

1040EZ https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040ez--2016.pdf    

Instructions https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040ez--2016.pdf

 

2016 Tax Tables https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040tt--2016.pdf

Publication 17 Tax Guide for 2016 https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/p17--2016.pdf

 

Don’t forget your state.  And you will have to print and mail your returns.  So be sure to attach copies of your W2s and any 1099s that have withholding on them.  You have to mail federal and state in separate envelopes because they go to different places.  Get a tracking number from the post office when you mail them for proof of filing.

Critter-3
Level 15

How do I file a previous years tax return from 4 years ago?

How to prepare a prior year return using a TT program :
https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/using-turbotax/help/how-do-i-prepare-a-prior-year-tax-return/00/25...

 

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.

https://www.irs.gov/filing/where-to-file-paper-tax-returns-with-or-without-a-payment

 

 

If the return is simple you may wish to just get the forms and fill them in manually :

PRIOR YEAR FORMS FROM IRS

2016

Form 1040  https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040--2016.pdf

Form 1040 Instructions https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040gi--2016.pdf

Form 1040A https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040a.pdf

Form 1040EZ Instructions i1040gi--2016.pdf

Form 1040EZ f1040ez--2016.pdf

 

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