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stech
Level 3

E-file 2018 return in 2020

Hello

 

can I e-file my 2018 returns in 2020 or after October 15, 2019.

 

my friend files people return & said Yes he can file for me. is this correct? Does Enrolled agents or CPAs have special access? 

 

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DoninGA
Level 15

E-file 2018 return in 2020

A 2018 tax return cannot be e-filed using the TurboTax personal editions for tax year 2018.

 

The Intuit Professional Series software can be used to e-file a prior year tax return.

VolvoGirl
Level 15

E-file 2018 return in 2020

No, not with Turbo Tax.  Maybe a professional CPA or tax place can efile prior years.  

stech
Level 3

E-file 2018 return in 2020

I didn’t ask if Turbo tax can efile. I know it can’t. 

I asked if anyone can efile for prior years? Including professionals

Critter-3
Level 15

E-file 2018 return in 2020

Some professionals can depending on the program they use and if they were in business that tax year ... right now qualifying tax  pros can efile 2017, 2018 & 2019.

stech
Level 3

E-file 2018 return in 2020

Do you mind, listing those softwares?

 

Thanks

VolvoGirl
Level 15

E-file 2018 return in 2020

You probably need to call around and find a local place.

Critter-3
Level 15

E-file 2018 return in 2020

First professional programs cannot be used by individuals ...  so if you call a local tax pro you can ask if they can efile 2018 any longer.   On the other hand you could mail in the return for the cost of postage.

xmasbaby0
Level 15

E-file 2018 return in 2020

Can't help myself---it is late August---2018 is already over a year late--and now you  are in a hurry to e-file it....?  You will have to PAY someone to prepare and e-file it for you if it is that important to e-file it now.

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VolvoGirl
Level 15

E-file 2018 return in 2020

If you are trying to file 2018 fast to get a Stimulus Check that won't work.  You will can claim any amount you didn't get on you 2020 return you file next year.  It is really based on your 2020 return.

rjs
Level 15
Level 15

E-file 2018 return in 2020


@stech wrote:

Do you mind, listing those softwares?


There is no list like that. There are dozens of professional tax software products. Most (probably all) of them can e-file a past-year tax return. Ask any professional tax preparer.

stech
Level 3

E-file 2018 return in 2020

Will I be able to get refund check direct deposit? 

xmasbaby0
Level 15

E-file 2018 return in 2020

@stech Yes, you can get your refund by direct deposit whether you e-file or mail the return.  You can indicate on your Form 1040 that you want direct deposit, and you can enter your banking account and routing number on the tax form.

**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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