I am trying to print old returns ('16, '17, and '18) to mail in that were originally rejected for E-filing under IND-031-03, a problem with personal AGI. I've been told that as long as I have the correct personal information, I can mail in these returns without having an accurate AGI for that year. When I print 'All Official Forms Required For Filing' using the downloaded 2016 TurboTax software, it gives me the electronic filing instructions for that year, saying for a federal tax return I should mail form 8453 with an 8949 after my return is accepted. Are these filing instructions correct? Is there a way to receive filing instructions for mail-in only?
see the 1040 Instructions at www.irs.gov for where to mail your tax returns.
mail each return separately.
if you elected the mail in option in 2016, then a paper return should include the required transaction detail report.
As critter would say, I doubt the IRS will make an issue of it if you leave out the detail report.
Are you expecting a refund ? You are coming up on the deadline to file 2016 return for a refund. So work on that one first.
Thank you for getting back to me. When I finish going through the amendment software, it tells me that I am done and the only option is to exit. It's when I go to File>Print that I get these pdf's. I have the addresses for state and federal. Should I just take the 1040's and the schedules and mail those? Ignoring the electronic postmark and 8453's?
You do not need to send the Form 8453 forms as those are for e-filed returns.
Please see the following link for additional information on printing your amended return.
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