If you have a refund then no matter what the income is you get it this year. If you mean you didn't have enough income to produce refundable credits then no ... they are gone forever.
If your AGI is negative, after you click "Done with Deductions" at the bottom of the screen "Your 2016 Deductions & Credits," a couple of screens later it will ask you if you have an NOL for 2016. If you select Yes, the next screen will ask you whether or not you want to carry it back. If you elect not to carry it back, it will include the necessary election form in your return. I believe you will still be able to e-file.
You can also get to this topic in the interview by entering "nol elections, current year" in the Find box at the top right. When you type NOL, this will be one of the choices in the drop-down list.
No edition of TurboTax includes Form 1045. You can download the form and its instructions from the following links on the IRS web site. You have to do the calculations and fill out the form yourself. The form includes Schedules A and B. Form 1045 is not part of your tax return. It is filed separately.
Form 1045: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1045.pdf
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