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How do i file a return for a previous year? I used Efile for 2016 and apparently it didn't go through. Can I file it now with you?

Can I download TurboTax for 2016 and file now?

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How do i file a return for a previous year? I used Efile for 2016 and apparently it didn't go through. Can I file it now with you?

only 2018 can be efiled prior years must be mailed. 

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How do i file a return for a previous year? I used Efile for 2016 and apparently it didn't go through. Can I file it now with you?

only 2018 can be efiled prior years must be mailed. 

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How do i file a return for a previous year? I used Efile for 2016 and apparently it didn't go through. Can I file it now with you?

See:

How do I finish a prior-year return that I started in TurboTax Online?


**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
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How do i file a return for a previous year? I used Efile for 2016 and apparently it didn't go through. Can I file it now with you?

You needs full Windows or Mac computer to install the program on.  Do you know why it Rejected?  Do you need to fix something?  Maybe you can download the pdf and just mail it now.

If you need to start over or can't install the Desktop program, You can fill out the blank forms for free.
Here are some blank forms & instructions for 2016
1040 <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040--2016.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040--2016.pdf...
Instructions <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040gi--2016.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040gi--2016...>

1040A <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040a--2016.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040a--2016.p...
Instructions <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040a--2016.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040a--2016.p...>

1040EZ <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040ez--2016.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040ez--2016...
Instructions <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040ez--2016.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040ez--2016...>

2016 Tax Tables <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040tt--2016.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040tt--2016...>
Publication 17 Tax Guide for 2016 <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/p17--2016.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/p17--2016.pdf</a>

Don’t forget your state.  And you will have to print and mail your returns.  So be sure to attach copies of your W2s and any 1099s that have withholding on them.  You have to mail federal and state in separate envelopes because they go to different places.  Get a tracking number from the post office when you mail them for proof of filing.