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mbhatta
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I want to file 2015 & 2016 Fed tax return

I did file 2014 Fed and state Tax Return using Tubro Tax.  I need to file very basic Fed Tax return for 2015 & 2016 for Marektplace.gov. Where I start with Turbo Tax w/o buying Turbo Tax (of course I will pay for Fed Filing)?
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

I want to file 2015 & 2016 Fed tax return

To file a return for a prior tax year

Only a 2016 return can be prepared online and e-filed. 

 If you need to prepare a return for 2014 or 2015 you can purchase and download desktop software to do it, then print, sign,  and mail the return(s)

https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/past-years-products/

  (if you want to prepare on paper for free:  )

You can download the Forms and Instructions from the IRS web site:

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs

Remember to prepare your state return as well—if you live in a state that has a state income tax.

**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.**

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

I want to file 2015 & 2016 Fed tax return

To file a return for a prior tax year

Only a 2016 return can be prepared online and e-filed. 

 If you need to prepare a return for 2014 or 2015 you can purchase and download desktop software to do it, then print, sign,  and mail the return(s)

https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/past-years-products/

  (if you want to prepare on paper for free:  )

You can download the Forms and Instructions from the IRS web site:

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs

Remember to prepare your state return as well—if you live in a state that has a state income tax.

**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.**
Critter
Level 15

I want to file 2015 & 2016 Fed tax return

 

TurboTax Online only supports the current 2016 tax year and the prior 3 years (2015, 2014, and 2013).   The latter 3 have to be prepared in desktop software (CD/download). Each tax year requires a different year software; i.e., 2015 can only prepare 2015 return; 2014 software can only prepare 2014 return, etc. Prior-year returns cannot be efiled; they must be printed and mailed.

NOTE:  If you prepare returns for multiple years, do NOT mail them in the same envelope. Mail them separately.

You can see prices for those 3 prior years at the link below if ordered directly from TurboTax, but you may also be able to find them at a discount at reputable retailers like Amazon:
https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/past-years-products.jsp


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