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duaneg5
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What did i just pay you 77 dollars for? what am i getting in return?

 
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

What did i just pay you 77 dollars for? what am i getting in return?

When can I file for 2017?

Downloads for 2017 federal desktop software are currently available; online TurboTax became available on November 30.  State software typically takes longer to be available, so do not expect to be able to prepare a state return until later in January (at least).

Some federal forms are not finalized yet pending tax law changes that are still being worked on. Until the IRS finalizes forms for 2017, TurboTax has to wait to finalize forms in the software.  Many state forms are likewise not finalized.

Do not try to prepare your return using your pay stub.  The information on your pay stub will not match the W-2 that will be sent by your employers to the IRS.  Trying to file early and then ending up having to amend because you used incorrect/incomplete information is counter-productive.  If your return is incorrect, and you have to amend it, it will take months for the IRS to process your amended return.

Employers, banks, Social Security, brokers, etc. have until the end of January/early February 2018 to provide you with the documents you will need to enter on your 2017 tax return.

The IRS will not be accepting returns until an as yet undetermined date in January.  They will not begin issuing refunds until at least mid-February.

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-statement-on-2018-filing-season-start-date

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/get-ready-for-taxes-plan-ahead-for-2018-filing-season-to-avoid-refund-d...

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1908857-forms-availability-table-for-turbotax-state-except-busines...

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1908857-state-forms-availability-table-for-turbotax-individual-per...

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2580838-when-will-i-be-able-to-import-my-1099

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1934390-how-do-i-import-my-W-2

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2588751-why-can-t-i-import-my-w-2 

Tax Preparation Checklist

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/tax-planning-and-checklists/tax-preparation-checklist/L7LHiDqGJ


**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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DoninGA
Level 15

What did i just pay you 77 dollars for? what am i getting in return?

If you are using the 2017 online editions, the forms and schedules for 2017 have not all been finalized for filing.  
You cannot e-file a tax return until after January 1, 2018.  And you cannot file your tax return until all the forms and schedules in your tax return have been finalized.  You need all the W-2's and Form 1099's available before you can file a tax return.
The IRS will not be accepting any type of 2017 tax return until mid to late January 2018.
xmasbaby0
Level 15

What did i just pay you 77 dollars for? what am i getting in return?

When can I file for 2017?

Downloads for 2017 federal desktop software are currently available; online TurboTax became available on November 30.  State software typically takes longer to be available, so do not expect to be able to prepare a state return until later in January (at least).

Some federal forms are not finalized yet pending tax law changes that are still being worked on. Until the IRS finalizes forms for 2017, TurboTax has to wait to finalize forms in the software.  Many state forms are likewise not finalized.

Do not try to prepare your return using your pay stub.  The information on your pay stub will not match the W-2 that will be sent by your employers to the IRS.  Trying to file early and then ending up having to amend because you used incorrect/incomplete information is counter-productive.  If your return is incorrect, and you have to amend it, it will take months for the IRS to process your amended return.

Employers, banks, Social Security, brokers, etc. have until the end of January/early February 2018 to provide you with the documents you will need to enter on your 2017 tax return.

The IRS will not be accepting returns until an as yet undetermined date in January.  They will not begin issuing refunds until at least mid-February.

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-statement-on-2018-filing-season-start-date

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/get-ready-for-taxes-plan-ahead-for-2018-filing-season-to-avoid-refund-d...

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1908857-forms-availability-table-for-turbotax-state-except-busines...

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1908857-state-forms-availability-table-for-turbotax-individual-per...

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2580838-when-will-i-be-able-to-import-my-1099

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1934390-how-do-i-import-my-W-2

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2588751-why-can-t-i-import-my-w-2 

Tax Preparation Checklist

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/tax-planning-and-checklists/tax-preparation-checklist/L7LHiDqGJ


**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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