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I need to file my taxes for the past 9 years for SSA, how would I go about doing this?

Sorry----you will not be able to do that here except for 2017 to the present.  Software is not available for any tax years earlier than 2017.   


You might need to seek paid tax help if you are that far behind in filing tax returns.   We can give you links to the paper forms to prepare some of them by hand to mail in if you want to try.  I have links going back to 2014.  Someone else may be able to go back farther.   @VolvoGirl? But you need all of your W-2's etc.  Do you have those documents?    



Form 1040 https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040--2014.pdf

Form 1040Instructions  https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040gi--2014.pdf

Form1040A   https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040a--2014.pdf

Form 1040A https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040a--2014.pdf 


Form1040EZ Instructions https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040ez--2014.pdf



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



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 1040AInstructions https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040a--2016.pdf

Form1040EZ https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040gi--2016.pdf

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















2018 Form 1040, Schedules and Instructions


2018 Tax and EIC Tables https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040tt--2018.pdf

IRS 2018 Schedules 1 thru 6 (only if needed)
Sch 1 : https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s1--2018.pdf
Sch 2 : https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s2--2018.pdf
Sch 3 : https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s3--2018.pdf
Sch 4 : https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s4--2018.pdf
Sch 5 : https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s5--2018.pdf
Sch 6 : https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s6--2018.pdf





2019 Instructions




1040  https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040--2019.pdf


1040SR  https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s--2019.pdf


2019 Schedules 1-3









To use software for 2017 to the present

Each tax year has to be filed separately using the forms for the specific tax year.  They cannot be combined in any way--do not even put them in the same envelope when you mail them.  Software for past years is available back to 2017.  Any earlier years can only be prepared on paper forms by hand--and those refunds have been forfeited now.


The current online program can only be used for a 2020 return--no other year.  



Online preparation and e-filing for 2017, 2018 and 2019 is permanently closed.

To file a return for a prior tax year

 If you need to prepare a return for 2017, 2018, or 2019 you can purchase and download desktop software to do it, then print, sign,  and mail the return(s)


You may also want to explore purchasing the software from various retailers such as Amazon, Costco, Best Buy, Walmart, Sam’s, etc.

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.

Federal and state returns must be in separate envelopes and they are mailed to different addresses.  Read the mailing instructions that print with your tax return carefully so you mail them to the right addresses.


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.


If you are getting a refund, there is not a penalty for filing past the deadline.  If you owe taxes, the interest/penalties will be calculated by the IRS based on how much you owe and when they receive your return and payment. The IRS will bill you for this; it will not be calculated by TurboTax.


Refunds for tax years 2016 or earlier have been forfeited and will not be paid to you even if shown on the tax return form.  But if you owe tax due, you will still have to pay, and you will be billed later for the interest and penalties owed.


Since you are filing a late 2019 return, the IRS will not have a 2019 AGI in the system for you.  When the 2020 software asks for your 2019 AGI so that you can e-file 2020, use “zero.”  If you cannot e-file by using zero then you will have to print, sign and mail your 2020 return.



**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.**

I need to file my taxes for the past 9 years for SSA, how would I go about doing this?

How far back is 9 years?



Here are some blank forms & instructions for 2013

1040 http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040--2013.pdf   

Instructions http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040--2013.pdf


1040A http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040a--2013.pdf

Instructions http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040a--2013.pdf


1040EZ    https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040ez--2013.pdf

Instructions http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040ez--2013.pdf


2013 Tax Tables  http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040tt--2013.pdf

Publication 17 Tax Guide for 2013 http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/p17--2013.pdf


2013 Form 2210 http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f2210--2013.pdf       Instructions http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i2210--2013.pdf



Here are some blank forms & instructions for 2012

1040  http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040--2012.pdf   

Instructions http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040--2012.pdf


1040A  http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040a--2012.pdf   

Instructions http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040a--2012.pdf


1040EZ http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040ez--2012.pdf

Instructions  http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040ez--2012.pdf


2012 Tax Tables  http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040tt--2012.pdf

Publication 17 Tax Guide for 2012 http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/p17--2012.pdf



Here are some blank forms & instructions for 2011

1040  http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040--2011.pdf

Instructions http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040--2011.pdf        


1040A  http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040a--2011.pdf   

Instructions http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040a--2011.pdf


1040EZ  http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040ez--2011.pdf

Instructions http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040ez--2011.pdf


2011 Tax Tables http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040tt--2011.pdf

Publication 17 Tax Guide for 2011 http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/p17--2011.pdf


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