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I have 2 years that I'm filing for my wife and I, so how do I know which year is 2020 or 2021?

I have 2 years that I'm filing for my wife and I, so how do I know which year is 2020 or 2021?
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I have 2 years that I'm filing for my wife and I, so how do I know which year is 2020 or 2021?

@darren2420642 - what do you mean, which is 2020 and which is 2021? 

 

each of the forms you have should state "2021" or "2020" on the from itself.

 

the online software only permits you to complete 2021 tax year. 

 

please restate your question with a little more detail.... 

I have 2 years that I'm filing for my wife and I, so how do I know which year is 2020 or 2021?

Well Online is only good for 2021 now.  So you can't use it for 2020.  Sorry it's too,late to start a 2020 online return or use the mobile app, either on Turbo Tax or the IRS.

 

To do a prior year return you have to buy the Desktop program here,

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

You will need a full Windows or Mac to install it on.

 

If you have a simple return and want to file for free you can fill out the forms by hand.  Here are some basic forms.....

 

Here is the 2020 1040 return

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040--2020.pdf

 

or if you want bigger type use 1040SR for Seniors,

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s--2020.pdf

 

 

2020 1040 Instructions

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040gi--2020.pdf

 

 

2020 EIC and Tax Tables

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040tt--2020.pdf

 

 

Schedules 1-3

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s1--2020.pdf

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s2--2020.pdf

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s3--2020.pdf

 

 

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.

 

Then when you file for 2021 you need to enter 0 for the 2020 AGI since you are filing late.

 

 

I have 2 years that I'm filing for my wife and I, so how do I know which year is 2020 or 2021?

And....be very careful with your W-2's and/or 1099"s.   They have the tax year on them.   Make sure you only use 2020 tax information on a 2020 return and only use 2021 tax information on the 2021 return.

**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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