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duayneddtss1
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How do I find a free service to file 2016 through 2020 tax years

 
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DoninGA
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How do I find a free service to file 2016 through 2020 tax years

Only the 2020 tax return is available to be completed and filed for free if you are eligible.

IRS website for free tax preparation software vendors - https://www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free

TurboTax does not support tax year 2016

 

Prior year tax returns using TurboTax, 2017 thru 2019, you would need to purchase one of the desktop editions for each tax year required from this website - https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/past-years-products/

 

Prior year tax returns can only be printed and mailed, they cannot be e-filed using the TurboTax personal editions. 

xmasbaby0
Level 15

How do I find a free service to file 2016 through 2020 tax years

You are too late to get tax refunds for any year earlier than 2018.   But if you owe tax due it still has to be paid.

 

If you requested an extension in 2018 for your 2017 return you can still get a refund for 2017; otherwise you have forfeited tax refunds for 2016 and 2017.

 

You can prepare past year tax returns on paper and mail them in.

 

PRIOR YEAR FORMS FROM IRS

 

2016

Form 1040  https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040--2016.pdf

Form 1040 Instructions https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040gi--2016.pdf

Form 1040A https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040a.pdf

Form 1040AInstructions https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040a--2016.pdf

Form1040EZ https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040gi--2016.pdf

 Form 1040EZ

 

2017

 

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040gi--2017.pdfhttps://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040--2017.pdf

 

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040a--2017.pdf

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040a--2017.pdf

 

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040ez--2017.pdf

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040ez--2017.pdf

 

 

 

2018 Form 1040, Schedules and Instructions

 

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040--2018.pdf
 https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040gi--2018.pdf
2018 Tax and EIC Tables https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040tt--2018.pdf

IRS 2018 Schedules 1 thru 6 (only if needed)
Sch 1 : https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s1--2018.pdf
Sch 2 : https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s2--2018.pdf
Sch 3 : https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s3--2018.pdf
Sch 4 : https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s4--2018.pdf
Sch 5 : https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s5--2018.pdf
Sch 6 : https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s6--2018.pdf

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2019

 

2019 Instructions

 https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040gi--2019.pdf

 

 

1040  https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040--2019.pdf

 

1040SR  https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s--2019.pdf

 

2019 Schedules 1-3

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s1--2019.pdf

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s2--2019.pdf

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s3--2019.pdf

 

 

https://www.irs.gov/filing/where-to-file-paper-tax-returns-with-or-without-a-payment

 

 

Mail each tax year in its own envelope.   Do not combine them in any way.

 

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.

 

Federal and state returns must be in separate envelopes and they are mailed to different addresses.  Read the mailing instructions that print with your tax return carefully so you mail them to the right addresses.

 

Remember to prepare your state returns as well—if you live in a state that has a state income tax.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/state-taxes/help/how-do-i-contact-my-state-department-of-revenue/0...

**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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