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isabellle
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How do I file my taxes after the deadline? I was finally able to get ahold of my W-2's.

 
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

How do I file my taxes after the deadline? I was finally able to get ahold of my W-2's.

You are too late to use online software.

 

Online preparation and e-filing for 2018 is permanently closed.

To file a return for a prior tax year

If you need to prepare a return for 2016, 2017, or 2018 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/state 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.

**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.**
VolvoGirl
Level 15

How do I file my taxes after the deadline? I was finally able to get ahold of my W-2's.

Sorry, Online is closed now so you can not start a new 2018 return or finish one. Oct 15, 2019 was the last day to efile.  2018 is now the prior year.

How to finish a prior year online return
https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/prior-year-return/help/how-do-i-finish-a-prior-year-return-that-i-...

You can only buy the download for prior years. You have to buy a separate program for each year. They only sell the last 3 years. You need a full Windows or Mac computer to install it on. Buy the download here
https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/past-years-products/

You have to print and mail prior year returns. 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. Don’t forget state.

Important! Mail Federal and State in separate envelopes and mail each year in separate envelopes.

If you are getting a refund, there is not a penalty for filing past the deadline. You have 3 years to file for a refund. If you owe taxes, the interest/penalties will be calculated by the IRS based on how much you owe and when they receive your return and payment. The IRS will bill you for this; it will not be calculated by TurboTax.

How to file a prior year
https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/using-turbotax/help/how-do-i-prepare-a-prior-year-tax-return/00/25...


Or If you have a simple return You can fill out the blank forms for free.
Here is the new IRS 2018 Form 1040
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040.pdf
And instructions https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040gi.pdf
2018 Tax and EIC Tables https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040tt.pdf

IRS 2018 Schedules 1 thru 6 (only if needed)
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040s1.pdf
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040s2.pdf
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040s3.pdf
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040s4.pdf
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040s5.pdf
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040s6.pdf

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