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jorgefr42
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I filed my 2017, 2018 and 2019 W2 all at once this year, all 3 years added up to 13,000 in income. This is my first time filing taxes. Was this okay that I filed this way or should I make some correct

 
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I filed my 2017, 2018 and 2019 W2 all at once this year, all 3 years added up to 13,000 in income. This is my first time filing taxes. Was this okay that I filed this way or should I make some correct

  No, you cannot ever combine income from different tax years on the same tax return.

Did you actually e-file it?

Did you e-file?  Did you click a big orange button that said “Transmit my returns now?”  Does your account say “pending?”

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/4169486-can-i-change-my-return-if-i-already-submitted-it-and-you-r...

 

Your tax return is going to be rejected.  You will get an email about that after January 27.  When it rejects, you can start over and fix this.  The online software is ONLY for 2019- (did you notice as you entered information in the program that ALL the questions were about 2019?  )

 

So you can leave the 2019 W-2 there, but delete the other ones from 2017 and 2018.  Then check it over very carefully and re-send it.  When it asks for your 2018 AGI use "zero"  

 

To file returns for 2017 and 2018:

 

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)   Prepare them separately.  Do not use the same program for both.

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.

 

Each return needs to be mailed in its own separate envelope.   Do not combine them when you mail them.

**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.**
CatinaT1
Employee Tax Expert

I filed my 2017, 2018 and 2019 W2 all at once this year, all 3 years added up to 13,000 in income. This is my first time filing taxes. Was this okay that I filed this way or should I make some correct

No, you need to file each year separately. 

 

W2's from 2017 need to be filed on a 2017 return, 2018 W2's on a 2018 return, and 2019 W2's on a 2019 return.

 

Additionally, if your total income for all three years was only $13,000, it makes me wonder if you even have a filing requirement for any of those years in question.  Are there any Federal or State withholdings listed in box 2 or 17 on your W2's?

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