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Can I use my unfiled w2s from last year if someone claimed me as dependent

 
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Can I use my unfiled w2s from last year if someone claimed me as dependent

No you cannot use 2015 W-2's on a 2016 tax return.  But you can file a tax return for 2015 even if you were claimed as a dependent, in order to recover some of the taxes that were withheld from your pay.

To file a return for a prior tax year

Only a 2016 return can be prepared online and e-filed. 

 If you need to prepare a return for 2013, 2014 or 2015 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/


  (if you want to prepare on paper for free:  )

You can download the Forms and Instructions from the IRS web site:

http://www.irs.gov/app/picklist/list/priorFormPublication.html 


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

**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.**

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Can I use my unfiled w2s from last year if someone claimed me as dependent

No you cannot use 2015 W-2's on a 2016 tax return.  But you can file a tax return for 2015 even if you were claimed as a dependent, in order to recover some of the taxes that were withheld from your pay.

To file a return for a prior tax year

Only a 2016 return can be prepared online and e-filed. 

 If you need to prepare a return for 2013, 2014 or 2015 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/


  (if you want to prepare on paper for free:  )

You can download the Forms and Instructions from the IRS web site:

http://www.irs.gov/app/picklist/list/priorFormPublication.html 


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

**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.**
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