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How do I resume working in the 2019 federal and Vermont tax forms that I started to prepare late, in 2021?

Level 15

Business & farm

A 2019 return cannot be prepared using online software.  Online software and e-filing for 2019 has been closed since October 2020.



Online tax preparation and e-filing for 2019 returns is now permanently closed.  You had until midnight on Thursday, October 15, 2020 to finish and attempt to e-file; if your e-file was rejected you had until October 31, 2020 to make corrections and re-file. Now it is too late to use online software or to e-file. If you have any changes/corrections at all to make to your 2019 return, you now have to complete it using desktop software, which you must download to a full PC or Mac  (not to a mobile device).Then you need to print, sign and mail it.




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 9 p.m. Pacific time Monday-Friday.




If you are getting a refund, there is no penalty for filing late.  If you owe tax due, then file and pay the amount due as shown on the Form 1040, but expect a bill later from the IRS for the penalty and interest you will owe.  Only the IRS will calculate this—TurboTax will not calculate it.


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Level 15

Business & farm

Did you start 2019 this year in 2021?  

Online is only good for 2020 now.  If you tried to use the Online version for a prior year you should try to clear it out so it's not accidentally filed as a 2020 return or transfers into next year.



Or you can leave this account and set up a new account to do 2020.  How to start another return in the Online version



 FYI - and when you file 2020 enter 0 for the 2019 AGI since you are filing 2019 late.