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I want to create another account. For deceased father. 2021 and 2022 taxes

How do I file my father's taxes?
Separate account from my taxes.
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I want to create another account. For deceased father. 2021 and 2022 taxes

For 2021 you will need the downloaded version  and since you need to complete more than one 2022 return I highly recommend you also buy a downloaded version instead of paying for the online twice.


E-filing is permanently closed for 2021 returns.  The only way you can file is by mail.  Print, sign and date the return in ink, and mail it in.


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.


If you are getting a refund, there is not a penalty for filing past the deadline.  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.


To do a prior year return you have to buy the Desktop program here,
You will need a full Windows or Mac to install it on.


If you want to file for free you can fill out the forms by hand. Here are some basic forms…..

Here is the IRS 2021 Form 1040

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

And 2021 Instructions

2021 Tax and EIC Tables

Sch 1 :
Sch 2 :
Sch 3 :




The CD/download for 2022 returns is already available.   You can purchase it from this site or try a number of other retailers like Amazon, Costco, Walmart, Target, etc.   The online software will not be available until early December.


You can also purchase the CD/download from various retailers such as Costco, Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Staples, Sam’s Club, etc. etc. etc.


This link Where can I obtain authentic TurboTax software? has a list of authorized TurboTax resellers.


When you use desktop software, there is an additional fee to e-file a state return.  You can avoid that fee if you print, sign and mail the state return.  The state e-file fee is $20 and increases in March.


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