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woodt1980
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I want to file for an Economic Stimulus check. But I have not filed my taxes in a couple years. Where do I go to efile ?

 
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

I want to file for an Economic Stimulus check. But I have not filed my taxes in a couple years. Where do I go to efile ?

Do you actually have taxable income to enter on a tax return?  If so, you can prepare a return.  Or are you a "non-filer?"   If you receive Social Security, SSI, or veteran's benefits, you should have received a stimulus check automatically.  If you are claimed as a dependent on someone else's tax return you are not eligible for a stimulus check.

 

 

 

If you are a non-filer:

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here

 

The IRS can look at your 2018 or 2019 return to issue a stimulus check.  If they do not have a 2018 return then you may be waiting for them to finish processing 2019 before they will be able to use it to issue your stimulus check.

 

 

TurboTax has no control over your stimulus check, nor can TT track it for you or tell you when the IRS will issue it. Refer to the sites linked below:

You can call the IRS hotline at 1-800-919-9835 to get updates on your stimulus payment.  

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payment-information-center#nonfilertool

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment-frequently-asked-questions

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-topics/help/how-will-the-stimulus-package-impact-me/00/1393859

**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.**
xmasbaby0
Level 15

I want to file for an Economic Stimulus check. But I have not filed my taxes in a couple years. Where do I go to efile ?

You say you have not filed in a few years--but we do not know if you mean you NEED to file.  If you actually need to file a tax return for 2019, you can use TurboTax's online program; if you need to file a tsx return for 2018 or earlier, then you need to use the desktop software and install it to PC or Mac.  

 

Online preparation and e-filing for 2016, 2017 and 2018 is permanently closed.

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)

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.

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.

 

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.

**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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