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artybro32
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If I choose file by mail does turbo tax mail my return or do I have to do it

 
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

If I choose file by mail does turbo tax mail my return or do I have to do it

 TurboTax does not mail your return for you.  You have to print it, sign it, and mail it yourself.  When you mail a tax return, you need to sign it on the bottom of the page where it says "Sign Here" and write in the date you signed it by the word "Date".  Attach copies of your W-2 and any other documents that show taxes withheld to the left side of the papers where it says "Attach Forms..."

When you print your return, it will print with filing instructions that tell you where to mail it.

It is not required, but is a good idea, to use a mailing service that will track your return or provide you with a receipt showing that the IRS got it--such as Fedex, UPS, or certified mail.

It will take about 4 weeks and then you can track the status of your return at the IRS website.

You can print your return by following the instructions below

1 Select the My Account drop down in the upper right and choose Print Center.

2 Under the Choose your option section, select which forms you want to print.

3 Click Print save or preview this year’s return.

4 Click Print.

5 Mail to the address specified in your return

Tip: You must be inside your return when you click on My Account 

To send your tax return by mail and get a receipt to see that the IRS received it:

https://www.usps.com/taxes/welcome.htm

To track your Federal refund:   

https://www.irs.gov/refunds

To track your state refund:    

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1899433


On the IRS site you are also offered the use of an app called IRS2Go


**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.**
Simms123816
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If I choose file by mail does turbo tax mail my return or do I have to do it

How do I sign in turbo tax to mail my taxes

 

DoninGA
Level 15

If I choose file by mail does turbo tax mail my return or do I have to do it


@Simms123816 wrote:

How do I sign in turbo tax to mail my taxes

 


To access your current year online tax returns sign onto the TurboTax website with the User ID you used to create the account - https://myturbotax.intuit.com/

 

When you sign onto your online account and land on the Tax Home web page, scroll down and click on Add a state. 

This will take you back to the 2019 online tax return.

 

See this TurboTax support FAQ for printing a tax return for mailing - https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/printing/help/how-do-i-print-and-mail-my-return-in-turbotax-online...

xmasbaby0
Level 15

If I choose file by mail does turbo tax mail my return or do I have to do it

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/printing/help/how-do-i-print-and-mail-my-return-in-turbotax-online...

 

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.

 

 

Please be aware that the very backlogged IRS is taking a LONG time to process mailed returns.  They are working on opening over 11 million pieces of mail that piled up during the pandemic.  So if you are filing by mail, expect a long wait for a refund if you are getting one.  You will not see anything on the IRS refund site until a human opens your envelope and enters the data into the system.  

**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.**
taznpooh2001
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If I choose file by mail does turbo tax mail my return or do I have to do it

how many pages is it that I will be Mailing cause it only printed 18 pages and some are instructions for mailing payment but not where to send 1040 ? Or do they both go to same Address?

xmasbaby0
Level 15

If I choose file by mail does turbo tax mail my return or do I have to do it

Read your mailing instructions more carefully.   Federal and state returns go to different addresses -- each one in its own envelope.

 

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.

**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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