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youngblood444
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I contributed to a retirement account in the past years but never filed for it. can i file it all this year to get some cash back

 
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xmasbaby0
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I contributed to a retirement account in the past years but never filed for it. can i file it all this year to get some cash back

Contributed by what way?  Payroll deductions or something else?
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youngblood444
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I contributed to a retirement account in the past years but never filed for it. can i file it all this year to get some cash back

payroll deductions on one and a set amount coming out of my bank account monthly on the other
IreneS
Intuit Alumni

I contributed to a retirement account in the past years but never filed for it. can i file it all this year to get some cash back

No.  You can only deduct 2017 contributions on a 2017 return.  However, you can amend your previous years' returns to get the benefit of the retirement account contribution.


Please see the following FAQ for information on amending a return you already filed:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3288565


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fanfare
Level 15

I contributed to a retirement account in the past years but never filed for it. can i file it all this year to get some cash back

payroll deductions are already accounted for on your tax return through your W-2,..

If you have been putting other money into an IRA, you should be reporting this also on your tax return.

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