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I filled out all questions for the year 2020. As i go to sign off, it says i am filing for 2021

 
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xmasbaby0
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I filled out all questions for the year 2020. As i go to sign off, it says i am filing for 2021

Do NOT try to file that return.   The online program is ONLY for 2021 returns.   No other year.   You have made a big mistake if you used the current online program for 2020 income.    You can clear it and use the account to prepare a 2021 return, or just abandon it and start over.

 

CLEAR AND START OVER

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2586254-how-do-i-clear-and-start-over

 

Online preparation and e-filing for 2018 and 2019 and 2020 is permanently closed.

To file a return for a prior tax year

 If you need to prepare a return for 2018, 2019 or 2020 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/

You may also want to explore purchasing the software from various retailers such as Amazon, Costco, Best Buy, Walmart, Sam’s, etc.

 

Remember to prepare your state return 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... 

 

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.

 

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

I filled out all questions for the year 2020. As i go to sign off, it says i am filing for 2021

Did you actually file it yet?  Online is only for 2021.  if you filed it you will need to amend and change it to be for 2021.

If you have not filed from Turbo Tax yet and entered 2020 info into the 2021 Online version you can try to clear and start over. Then use Turbo Tax for 2021

 

Online is only good for 2021 now.  If you tried to use the Online version for a prior year you should try to clear it out so it's not accidentally filed as a 2021 return or transfers into next year.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/using-turbotax/help/how-do-i-clear-and-start-over-in-turbotax-onli...

 

Or you can leave this account and set up a new account to do 2021.   How to start another return in the Online version

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/using-turbotax/help/how-do-i-start-another-return-in-turbotax-onli...

 

Then do you still need to file 2020?  To do 2020 you have to buy the Desktop Download program here

https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/past-years-products/     

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