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lawjenni
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Can I complete taxes for 2018, before I proceed to 2019 taxes. Do I have an option to complete the 2018 in this Turbo tax window that I'm currently working on?

 
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VolvoGirl
Level 15

Can I complete taxes for 2018, before I proceed to 2019 taxes. Do I have an option to complete the 2018 in this Turbo tax window that I'm currently working on?

No you can't use this online version to do 2018.  You can do 2019 either before or after 2018.  If you efile 2019 then enter 0 for the 2018 AGI since you didn't file it before last October.

 

Sorry, Online for 2018 and prior is closed now so you can not start a new 2018 return or finish one. Online is only for 2019. Oct 15, 2019 was the last day to efile.  2018 is now the prior year.

How to finish a prior year online return
https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/prior-year-return/help/how-do-i-finish-a-prior-year-return-that-i-...

You can only buy the download for prior years. You have to buy a separate program for each year. They only sell the last 3 years. You need a full Windows or Mac computer to install it on. Buy the download here
https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/past-years-products/

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.

Important! Mail Federal and State in separate envelopes and mail each year in separate envelopes.

If you are getting a refund, there is not a penalty for filing past the deadline. You have 3 years to file for a refund. 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.

How to file a prior year
https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/using-turbotax/help/how-do-i-prepare-a-prior-year-tax-return/00/25...


Or If you have a simple return You can fill out the blank forms for free.
Here is the IRS 2018 Form 1040
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040--2018.pdf

And 2018 Instructions https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040gi--2018.pdf
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

veganthony310
New Member

Can I complete taxes for 2018, before I proceed to 2019 taxes. Do I have an option to complete the 2018 in this Turbo tax window that I'm currently working on?

Hello, I'm on the same boat when it comes to having to file my 2018 taxes. I've already downloaded the software and am almost done filling everything out. I was wondering if anyone knew if I can backdate it since the requirement for an e-signature is from 01Jan19-31Dec19.

VolvoGirl
Level 15

Can I complete taxes for 2018, before I proceed to 2019 taxes. Do I have an option to complete the 2018 in this Turbo tax window that I'm currently working on?

What do you mean back date it?  You have to print and mail 2018 & prior returns.   You can only efile 2019 returns now.    Oct 15, 2019 was the last day to efile 2018.

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