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Can you help me I'm trying to file my taxes for 2017 & 2018 and it says I owe more than I make ?

 
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Can you help me I'm trying to file my taxes for 2017 & 2018 and it says I owe more than I make ?

What do you mean by "my taxes for 2017 and 2018?"  You cannot combine both years on the same tax return.  The online software is ONLY for 2018.  You cannot enter 2017 income using it.

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

To file a return for a prior tax year

 If you need to prepare a return for 2015, 2016, or 2017 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/

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 received the return.

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.



Note: 

"It says I owe more than I make ?"   You probably had a data entry error.  Either a misplaced decimal, extra zero, comma instead of a decimal, etc.
**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 you help me I'm trying to file my taxes for 2017 & 2018 and it says I owe more than I make ?

What do you mean by "my taxes for 2017 and 2018?"  You cannot combine both years on the same tax return.  The online software is ONLY for 2018.  You cannot enter 2017 income using it.

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

To file a return for a prior tax year

 If you need to prepare a return for 2015, 2016, or 2017 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/

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 received the return.

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.



Note: 

"It says I owe more than I make ?"   You probably had a data entry error.  Either a misplaced decimal, extra zero, comma instead of a decimal, etc.
**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 you help me I'm trying to file my taxes for 2017 & 2018 and it says I owe more than I make ?

trying to file my taxes so i can get the stimulus check

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