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?
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.
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.
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.
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 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.