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I didn't file 2015 taxes but plan on doing so. will this affect my 2016 return?

i downloaded the turbotax software to complete my 2015 taxes. should i wait to file my 2016 taxes?
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It depends on your income sources. I would suggest you do your 2015 taxes first, before you even start your 2016 return. This can really matter if you have things like a business, rental property, carry over losses, etc.

Remember, you can not e-file your 2015 return. You will have to print it, sign it, and mail it to the IRS. If you try to e-file it, you'll be e-filing it as a 2016 return, and that will mess you up royally. So don't even try.