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I need to finish my tax

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I need to finish my tax

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I need to finished Tax 2020
New Member

I need to finish my tax

Where is my tax forms from 2020, I need to finished it

Level 15

I need to finish my tax

If you started your 2018 - 2020 return in TurboTax Online but weren't able to file it before the shutdown, you can finish and paper-file it in the TurboTax download software for PC or Mac.


See this TurboTax help article:

Start by purchasing and downloading the software and install it on your computer. If you're also filing a state, be sure to download and install the corresponding state program (PC instructions | Mac instructions).


If you already paid for your online software you can ask customer support for a download of the desktop software.


They are available from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time Monday-Friday.

  1. 1. Now sign in at using the same login you used to prepare your prior-year return.
    If you don't remember it, try account recovery. Still no luck? Then just start over in the TurboTax software you downloaded and skip the rest of these instructions.

    2. Under Your tax returns & documents, select Download .tax file (not the PDF) for the prior year you want and save it to your computer.

    3. Back in the CD/download software, select Find a Tax File, and then browse to the tax data file you downloaded in the previous step.

    4. Select the file and click Open.

    5 . You can now finish up in the software. Your return will need to be paper-filed, as e-filing prior years is no longer available."




If you want to file for free you can fill out the forms by hand. Here are some basic forms…..

Here is the IRS 2020 Form 1040

or if you want bigger type use 1040SR for Seniors,

And 2020 Instructions

2020 Tax and EIC Tables

Sch 1 :
Sch 2 :
Sch 3 :

Then when you do file 2021 enter 0 for the 2020 AGI since you are filing 2020 late.

You have to print and mail prior year returns. 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. Don’t forget state.


Level 15

I need to finish my tax

@I need to finished Tax 2020 wrote:

Where is my tax forms from 2020, I need to finished it

See this TurboTax support FAQ for completing a prior year tax return originally started using the TurboTax online editions -


If you paid for a 2020 TurboTax online edition then contact TurboTax support so they can push a 2020 desktop edition to your download account at no charge.

Support is open from 5am to 5pm Pacific time, Monday thru Friday


Use this website to contact TurboTax support during business hours -

Or -

Support can also be reached by messaging them on these pages and


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