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ninap3
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2018 taxes

How do I get my 2018 taxes done online using your services.

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tagteam
Level 15

2018 taxes

As of this date, you have to use one of the TurboTax past year's (2018) products, which must be installed on a computer; you cannot prepare a 2018 tax return online with TurboTax.

 

See https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/past-years-products/2018

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tagteam
Level 15

2018 taxes

As of this date, you have to use one of the TurboTax past year's (2018) products, which must be installed on a computer; you cannot prepare a 2018 tax return online with TurboTax.

 

See https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/past-years-products/2018

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Critter-3
Level 15

2018 taxes

To prepare and file a 2019 return:

 

Online preparation and e-filing for 2017, 2018 and 2019 is permanently closed.

 

To file a return for a prior tax year

 

If you need to prepare a return for 2017, 2018, or 2019 you can purchase and download desktop software to do it, then print, sign,  and mail the return(s)

https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/past-years-products/

 

You may also want to explore purchasing the software from various retailers such as Amazon, Costco, Best Buy, Walmart, Sam’s, etc.   

This link Where can I obtain authentic TurboTax software? has a list of authorized TurboTax resellers.

 

 

Remember to prepare your state return as well—if you live in a state that has a state income tax.

 

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/state received the return.

Federal and state returns must be in separate envelopes and they are mailed to different addresses.  Read the mailing instructions that print with your tax return carefully so you mail them to the right addresses.

 

Note:  The desktop software you need to prepare the prior year return must be installed/downloaded to a full PC or Mac.  It cannot be used on a mobile device.

 

If you are getting a refund, there is not a penalty for filing past the deadline.  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.

 

 

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

Justyn2931
New Member

2018 taxes

I’ve already filed however I haven’t received payment I need to speak to someone

Justyn2931
New Member

2018 taxes

I’ve done that and mailed out already back in September

DoninGA
Level 15

2018 taxes


@Justyn2931 wrote:

I’ve already filed however I haven’t received payment I need to speak to someone


The IRS was not processing any type of paper tax returns for several months due to the pandemic and limited staffing.  They have only just recently started to process approximately 11 million paper tax returns in the order they were received.

Go to this IRS website for information - https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-operations-during-covid-19-mission-critical-functions-continue

 

 

xmasbaby0
Level 15

2018 taxes

@Justyn2931 You mailed your return in September  2020?  Mailed returns are taking a VERY long time to be processed.

 

If you mailed a past year return you will not ever see any information about it on the IRS refund site.  That site will only show 2019 refunds (and soon only 2020).

 

Unless you used a mailing service like certified mail to track it, you will not get any confirmation that it was received.  TurboTax never knows if you mailed a return and does not get any feedback at all.

 

The IRS has just started to work through millions of mailed returns that have been piling up in trailers during the pandemic.

Per the IRS website IRS Operations During COVID-19: Mission-critical functions continue:

 

IRS operational status and alternatives

Processing Delays for Paper Tax Returns: Taxpayers should file electronically through their tax preparer, tax software provider, or IRS Free File

We’re experiencing delays in processing paper tax returns due to limited staffing. If you already filed a paper return, we will process it in the order we received it.

Do not file a second tax return or contact the IRS about the status of your return.

 

All you can do is wait patiently.

 

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
stephanvartouhi
Returning Member

2018 taxes

i am seek of tired to be on comp please give me phone nomber i want to tock live same one 

stephanvartouhi
Returning Member

2018 taxes

iam not prepering i have receve letter from irs and thei put mi penalti becose of yoy  this ia 2018 tax return oredy file in 2019

DoninGA
Level 15

2018 taxes


@stephanvartouhi wrote:

i am seek of tired to be on comp please give me phone nomber i want to tock live same one 


Go to the TurboTax Audit Support Center website and speak with an agent concerning the IRS notice you received - https://support.turbotax.intuit.com/irs-notice/audit-support/

Farmerdel001
New Member

2018 taxes

Need to down load the tax program . I bought a new computer and the 2918 program did not transfer to to new computer. I bought the program in 2019 January but do not have the code to download any more.

Farmerdel001
New Member

2018 taxes

I know and that is why I need to redownload the program. I have file in the computer that I need to get to that are not on PDF file

DoninGA
Level 15

2018 taxes


@Farmerdel001 wrote:

Need to down load the tax program . I bought a new computer and the 2918 program did not transfer to to new computer. I bought the program in 2019 January but do not have the code to download any more.


If you purchased the 2018 TurboTax software from TurboTax, sign onto your TurboTax download account with the same User ID you used to purchase the software - https://shopping.turbotax.intuit.com/unified/downloads?route=myaccounts

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