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Can I e-file 2017, 2016, or earlier tax returns?

The IRS doesn't allow e-filing of tax returns once that tax year's window has closed. The e-filing window lasts from January to mid-October, immediately after the tax year ends. For example, 2017 personal (1040) returns could be e-filed from January through mid-October of 2018.

If you need to file a tax return from 2017 or earlier, you can print and mail in your return.

There's one exception: 2017 corporate and partnership returns can still be e-filed.

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