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mytrouble
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If I forgot to sign or print my 2020 return. I prepared thru Turbo tax, can I sign now?

Will I need to amend the 2019 or 2020?
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gloriah5200
Expert Alumni

If I forgot to sign or print my 2020 return. I prepared thru Turbo tax, can I sign now?

If you forgot to sign or print your 2020 return, you will need to go back and look at it to see if it was e-filed alreadyIf it was, then you need to find out if it was accepted or rejected.

 

In order to e-file a return, you don't physically sign it, but instead, provide certain information to "e-sign the return" and "take the place of a paper signature". 

 

If it was e-filed and accepted, then you should have received an acknowledgement from IRS to that effect and it should show on your return. You need to wait for a refund if was a refund return.

 

If it was e-filed and rejected, your return file should also provide that information.  Then, you need to review the rest of the message to find out what was rejected and open the return and fix it and get it ready to re-transmit.

 

ginra
New Member

If I forgot to sign or print my 2020 return. I prepared thru Turbo tax, can I sign now?

How can I print or get a copy of my return?

JoannaB2
Expert Alumni

If I forgot to sign or print my 2020 return. I prepared thru Turbo tax, can I sign now?

Yes, The income tax return must be signed prior to transmitting to the taxing authorities,  If  your return, wasn't transmitted yet, you don't need to amend it.  Here are steps to print a copy of income tax return:

  1. Login to Turbo Tax.
  2. Under Tax Home, on the left hand side of the screen, scroll down and click Print Center.
  3. Under Turbo Tax Print Center, click "Print, save or preview this year's return. (Note: Your order must be paid prior to printing a copy).
Lindajolly7
New Member

If I forgot to sign or print my 2020 return. I prepared thru Turbo tax, can I sign now?

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Cass0317
Intuit Alumni

If I forgot to sign or print my 2020 return. I prepared thru Turbo tax, can I sign now?

@Lindajolly7 Did you E-file and forgot to add your Pin or AGI for your electronic signature? If so the IRS will reject the return and you can just go back into your return and add that information and resubmit.

Please see the TurboTax Article below to help with this, if this is the situation you are facing:

If you printed and mailed your tax return to the IRS without a signature, it will be returned by the IRS to the address shown on the tax return. You will need to wait until the IRS mails it back to you to sign the tax return and mail back to the IRS.

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