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Please send link of what I need to download and purchase to file 2019 return. Also, will this Import everything I have entered already?

 
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Level 15

Please send link of what I need to download and purchase to file 2019 return. Also, will this Import everything I have entered already?

If you entered 2019 tax data on the TurboTax online 2020 tax return, clear the return.  Nothing can be transferred to a 2019 tax return from a 2020 tax return.

If you have not paid for the online edition you are using, have not filed your tax return or registered the Free edition, then you can clear your return and start over. Click on Tax Tools on the left side of the program screen while working on the 2020 online tax return. Click on Clear & Start Over.

 

To complete and file a 2019 tax return using TurboTax you would need to purchase, download and install on a personal computer one of the 2019 desktop editions from this website - https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/past-years-products/

 

A 2019 tax return can only be printed and mailed, it cannot be e-filed.

Level 15

Please send link of what I need to download and purchase to file 2019 return. Also, will this Import everything I have entered already?

The Online version is only to prepare the current years tax return (now is 2020).  To file a 2019 return with TurboTax, your daughter will need the 2019 Desktop software (you install on your computer).  You also need to mail in the return, you cannot e-file the 2019 return.

 

You can purchase the Desktop software from TurboTax at the following link: (or you can check a site like Amazon for the software)

https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/past-years-products/

 

The information you entered online will show 2020, so you cannot download that return, you will need to start over in the desktop version.

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Level 15

Please send link of what I need to download and purchase to file 2019 return. Also, will this Import everything I have entered already?

Did you start a 2019 return last year before Oct 15 when 2019 closed?  

How to finish a return you started online

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/prior-year-return/help/how-do-i-finish-a-prior-year-return-that-i-...

 

To do a prior year return you have to buy the Desktop program here,

https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/past-years-products/

You will need a full Windows or Mac to install it on.

 

If you want to file for free you can fill out the forms by hand.  Here are some basic forms.....

 

Here is the 2019 1040 return

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040--2019.pdf

 

or if you want bigger type use 1040SR for Seniors,

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s--2019.pdf

 

2019 Instructions https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040gi--2019.pdf

2019 EIC and Tax Tables https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040tt--2019.pdf

 

2019 Schedules 1-3

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s1--2019.pdf

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s2--2019.pdf

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s3--2019.pdf

 

Don’t forget your state.  And you will have to print and mail your returns.  So be sure to attach copies of your W2s and any 1099s that have withholding on them.  You have to mail federal and state in separate envelopes because they go to different places.  Get a tracking number from the post office when you mail them for proof of filing.

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