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I accidentally said I never filed for taxes before, but I realize I did 2 years ago and forgot to mention it. Is this a big deal? Should I file an amendment?

Question speaks for itself I think...just not sure how picky the IRS is.  Thanks for any help!

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IsabellaG
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I accidentally said I never filed for taxes before, but I realize I did 2 years ago and forgot to mention it. Is this a big deal? Should I file an amendment?

No, this isn't an issue. The question that you saw was asked by TurboTax in the interview section, but if you really filed a return and said you didn't, the IRS won't care. They're more interested in taxpayers who were supposed to file returns and didn't. Your 2016 tax return will stand on its own. No amendment necessary.

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IsabellaG
Employee Tax Expert

I accidentally said I never filed for taxes before, but I realize I did 2 years ago and forgot to mention it. Is this a big deal? Should I file an amendment?

No, this isn't an issue. The question that you saw was asked by TurboTax in the interview section, but if you really filed a return and said you didn't, the IRS won't care. They're more interested in taxpayers who were supposed to file returns and didn't. Your 2016 tax return will stand on its own. No amendment necessary.

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I accidentally said I never filed for taxes before, but I realize I did 2 years ago and forgot to mention it. Is this a big deal? Should I file an amendment?

Thanks for your response!
IsabellaG
Employee Tax Expert

I accidentally said I never filed for taxes before, but I realize I did 2 years ago and forgot to mention it. Is this a big deal? Should I file an amendment?

You're welcome!
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