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billieball22
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Im trying to file my 2019 taxes but it started my 2020???

How do i file my 2019 taxes?
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VolvoGirl
Level 15

Im trying to file my 2019 taxes but it started my 2020???

Sorry, Online for 2019 and prior is closed now so you can not start a new 2019 or 2018 return or finish one. Online is only for 2020. Oct 15, was the last day to efile.  2019 is now the prior year.

Did you start an Online return? How to finish a prior year online return
https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/prior-year-return/help/how-do-i-finish-a-prior-year-return-that-i-...

Or How to file a prior year
https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/using-turbotax/help/how-do-i-prepare-a-prior-year-tax-return/00/25...

You can only buy the download for prior years. You have to buy a separate program for each year. They only sell the last 3 years. You need a full Windows or Mac computer to install it on. Buy the download here
https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/past-years-products/

You have to print and mail prior year returns. 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 received the return. Don’t forget state.

Important! Mail Federal and State in separate envelopes and mail each year in separate envelopes.

If you are getting a refund, there is not a penalty for filing past the deadline. You have 3 years to file for a refund. If you owe taxes, the interest/penalties will be calculated by the IRS based on how much you owe and when they receive your return and payment. The IRS will bill you for this; it will not be calculated by TurboTax.

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

Here is the IRS 2019 Form 1040
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

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

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

Sch 1 : https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s1--2019.pdf
Sch 2 : https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s2--2019.pdf
Sch 3 : https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040s3--2019.pdf
Then when you do file 2020 enter 0 for the 2019 AGI since you are filing 2019 late.

xmasbaby0
Level 15

Im trying to file my 2019 taxes but it started my 2020???

STOP   You are using the wrong software.  Online is only for a 2020 return--no other year.   Clear it out and use the account later for a 2020 return.

 

CLEAR AND START OVER

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2586254-how-do-i-clear-and-start-over

 

 

Online preparation and e-filing for 2017, 2018 and 2019 is permanently closed.

To file a return for a prior tax year

If you need to prepare a return for 2017, 2018, or 2019 you can purchase and download desktop software to do it, then print, sign,  and mail the return(s)

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

You may also want to explore purchasing the software from various retailers such as Amazon, Costco, Best Buy, Walmart, Sam’s, etc.

Remember to prepare your state return as well—if you live in a state that has a state income tax.

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.

 

Note:  The desktop software you need to prepare the prior year return must be installed/downloaded to a full PC or Mac.  It cannot be used on a mobile device.

 

If you are getting a refund, there is not a penalty for filing past the deadline.  If you owe taxes, the interest/penalties will be calculated by the IRS based on how much you owe and when they receive your return and payment. The IRS will bill you for this; it will not be calculated by TurboTax.

**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.**
VolvoGirl
Level 15

Im trying to file my 2019 taxes but it started my 2020???

If you entered 2019 into the Online version you should clear it out so you can use it for 2020.  And so you don't accidentally file it as a 2020 return with 2019 info.

 

You can try to clear it.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/using-turbotax/help/how-do-i-clear-and-start-over-in-turbotax-onli...

 

Then when you file your actual 2020 return you will need to enter 0 for the 2019 AGI since you are filing 2019 late.

 

Christopher Huntsman
Returning Member

Im trying to file my 2019 taxes but it started my 2020???

I already filed 2020 taxes.  Since I cannot do my 2019 online, can I get a refund?  Thanks, Chris

xmasbaby0
Level 15

Im trying to file my 2019 taxes but it started my 2020???

@Christopher Huntsman What do you mean by "I already filed 2020.."----when did you do that?   The current online software is only for 2021----no other year.   If you just used online for 2020 you have made a big mistake.

 

And why do you need a refund for 2019?   How and when did you pay for 2019?   Did you pay and prepare a 2019 return in 2020 and just not file it?   You can still file it by mail.  

 

Please explain more clearly what you are trying to do.

**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.**
Christopher Huntsman
Returning Member

Im trying to file my 2019 taxes but it started my 2020???

What branch do you work for? is there a customer support phone number??

VolvoGirl
Level 15

Im trying to file my 2019 taxes but it started my 2020???

If you paid to do 2019 online (back in 2020) you can call in and ask for the 2019 Desktop program to finish.  Or if you were done just print and mail 2019 from your account.   

Contact Customer Service
5am-5pm Pacific Time
Monday-Friday
https://support.turbotax.intuit.com/contact/

What is the Turbo Tax phone number
https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/using-turbotax/help/what-is-the-turbotax-phone-number/00/25632

xmasbaby0
Level 15

Im trying to file my 2019 taxes but it started my 2020???

@Christopher Huntsman We are volunteers--not TurboTax emplolyees.

 

Again-----the online software is not for any other year----only 2021.   Did you use it with 2020 income information by mistake?   If you used the wrong software and actually e-filed, you will have to wait until the return is either accepted or rejected (and it will likely be rejected) so that you can fix your mistake.

 

MY RETURN IS IN PENDING—what does that mean?

 

Did you e-file?  Did you click that big orange button that said “Transmit my returns now?”  If so, your return is now in “pending” on a server.  Do not try to change anything while your return is in pending. By January 24 the IRS will begin to accept/reject e-files.   If your return is rejected you will be able to make corrections before re-filing.   If the return you e-filed is accepted you will have to wait until it has been fully processed and then amend it to fix your mistake.

 

 

 

And what are you trying to do in regard to 2019?

 

 

Online preparation and e-filing for 2018 and 2019 and 2020 is permanently closed.

 

 

To file a return for a prior tax year

 If you need to prepare a return for 2018, 2019 or 2020 you can purchase and download desktop software to do it, then print, sign,  and mail the return(s)

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

You may also want to explore purchasing the software from various retailers such as Amazon, Costco, Best Buy, Walmart, Sam’s, etc.

 

Remember to prepare your state return as well—if you live in a state that has a state income tax.

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/state-taxes/help/how-do-i-contact-my-state-department-of-revenue/0... 

 

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.

 

Note:  The desktop software you need to prepare the prior year return must be installed/downloaded to a full PC or Mac.  It cannot be used on a mobile device.

 

If you are getting a refund, there is not a penalty for filing past the deadline.  If you owe taxes, the interest/penalties will be calculated by the IRS based on how much you owe and when they receive your return and payment. The IRS will bill you for this; it will not be calculated by TurboTax.

**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.**
Christopher Huntsman
Returning Member

Im trying to file my 2019 taxes but it started my 2020???

TURBOTAX DELUXE TAX YEAR 2019 WIN DOWNLOAD

this is what I paid for online, I don't know really anything past that, I'm not an expert. I just needed help with my 2019 taxes. my 2020 taxes are already complete. I am having trouble when I start the app on my computer, as it wants me to file for 2020.

xmasbaby0
Level 15

Im trying to file my 2019 taxes but it started my 2020???

No one in the user forum can resolve a billing issue.  If you have a question about your TurboTax fees or billing, make sure you use the word “billing” in your request for help.  Do not use the word “refund.”

 

 

To call TurboTax customer support

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1899263-what-is-the-turbotax-phone-number

Customer support is available from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time Monday-Friday.

**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.**
VolvoGirl
Level 15

Im trying to file my 2019 taxes but it started my 2020???

That's odd.  It should be doing a 2019 return.   Where does it say to do 2020?  Can you post a screen shot?  Did you get 2019 program installed ok and activated with the 14 digit License Code?   

Did you also install the 2020 program?  Maybe you are starting the wrong program or icon.

Christopher Huntsman
Returning Member

Im trying to file my 2019 taxes but it started my 2020???

I believe I found it, thank you and sorry for being a pain in the boot.

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