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I have never used turbo tax before but would like to use it to amend previous years taxes, is that possible through turbo tax even if i didnt file thorough you?

 
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I have never used turbo tax before but would like to use it to amend previous years taxes, is that possible through turbo tax even if i didnt file thorough you?

With difficulty...yes....but the "With Difficulty" may be  real.

1) you buy the software and install on your desktop computer .....one software set for each year needed.....but only 2013, 2014, 2015, (and 2016 if needed) are available.   https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/past-years-products/

2)  Recreate your original file for each year....EXACTLY....everything including everything that was wrong..every line must match what was filed on your original tax return for that year.

3)  Pretend to file the original by print and mail on paper....(of course you won't)

4) then start the special "Amend": process and make your changes

5) print out your amended tax returns.  and print/Mail in the 1040X and any other forms that had changes on them..including any new forms that are created.....Every year must be mailed in separately in it's own envelope.

6) State too...if applicable..

____________*Answers are correct to the best of my knowledge when posted, but should not be considered to be legal or official tax advice.*

I have never used turbo tax before but would like to use it to amend previous years taxes, is that possible through turbo tax even if i didnt file thorough you?

You must have a paper copy of the original tax return you want to update.

The simplest way is to prepare your correct tax return (using TurboTax for example, or other means) and print it.

Then lay the paper printouts of both returns (correct and original) side-by-side.
You now have all the information needed to prepare Form1040X by hand.
It's pretty straight-forward.

The blank form in writeable PDF format and its instructions are available at www.irs.gov.

Mail to the same address you would mail your original tax return.

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