You can no longer e-file with TurboTax for tax year 2019. E-filing is for the current year only (2020).
If your return was rejected for 2019 when you tried to e-file, then it was never accepted by the IRS. This means that you can make an original filing for 2019, rather than filing an amendment.
Normally, to make an original filing for a prior year, you would need to mail your return to the IRS. I don't know if you have a paper copy of your return that you can send (with the employer's EIN updated).
2019 is now a "prior year" return. To see how to file a prior year return, please see this TurboTax Help article.
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Did you enter your 2019 info into the Online version after November? Online is only for 2020 now. Then it's good thing it's rejecting.
Sorry, Online for 2019 and prior is closed now so you can not start a new 2019 or prior return or finish one. Online is only for 2020. Oct 15, was the last day to efile. 2019 is now the prior year. If you entered 2019 into the 2020 online version you should clear out your online return so you can use it for 2020.
If you went to the end and actually submitted a return you need to wait until the IRS opens on Feb 12 and see if it is Accepted or Rejected. If it is Rejected you can change it around to be for 2020. But if they Accept it you have a problem and will need to amend.
Did you start an Online return? How to finish a prior year online return
Or How to file a prior year
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
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.
If you want to file for free you can fill out the forms by hand. Here are some basic forms…..
Here is the IRS 2019 Form 1040
or if you want bigger type use 1040SR for Seniors,
And 2019 Instructions https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040gi--2019.pdf
2019 Tax and EIC Tables
Sch 1 : https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s1--2019.pdf
Sch 2 : https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s2--2019.pdf
Sch 3 : https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s3--2019.pdf
Then when you do file 2020 enter 0 for the 2019 AGI since you are filing 2019 late.