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This says 2020 taxes they are 2019

what did i just waste my time filling out
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Level 15

This says 2020 taxes they are 2019

 

If you used the current online program for a 2019 return you used the wrong program.  Online is only for 2020 returns—no other year.  If you e-filed it, you have a problem now.    If you did not e-file----be relieved that all you did was waste a little time now instead of the headache in store for you if you filed an incorrect tax return.

 

 

Clear it out and use the account for your 2020 return.

CLEAR AND START OVER

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

 

 

If you are lucky, the incorrect return you filed will be rejected.   Then you will be able to remove the 2019 income you entered on those 2020 forms and put in your 2020 information to file your 2020 return.  When you put in the 2020 information you should be able to e-file it by using “zero” as your 2019 AGI.

 

 

But——

 

 

If the IRS accepts your incorrect return—-which the IRS will see as a 2020 return—- your problem is bigger.   You will have to wait for the IRS to fully process it and send your refund.   THEN you can prepare an amended return in order to enter your 2020 income and send it in.   You amend by preparing a special form called a 1040X.   It takes the IRS about 4-6 months to process an amended return.

 

Do NOT try to change anything on the return you just e-filed.  The changes will not go anywhere and will mess it up more.  You must sit tight until you get the emails to know whether you need to amend.

 

 

 

 

The correct way to prepare and file a 2019 return:

 

 

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.**
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This says 2020 taxes they are 2019

all forms when printed said preveiw copy do not file yet forms said 2019 and said would not be able to e file had to mail but doesn't let ne print them better see a refund on credit card

Level 15

This says 2020 taxes they are 2019


@jackal-123 wrote:

all forms when printed said preveiw copy do not file yet forms said 2019 and said would not be able to e file had to mail but doesn't let ne print them better see a refund on credit card


The TurboTax software for tax year 2020 can be purchased on this TurboTax website - https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/cd-download/

The TurboTax software for tax year 2019 can be purchased on this TurboTax website - https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/past-years-products/

 

Which website did you use to purchase the TurboTax software if you did not use the TurboTax website?

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