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kimsber
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WHEN I WENT TO FILE MY 2017 THEY THOUGHT IT WAS FOR 2018 AND HOW DO I GO ABOUT CORRECTING TO BE MY 2017 ?

 
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

WHEN I WENT TO FILE MY 2017 THEY THOUGHT IT WAS FOR 2018 AND HOW DO I GO ABOUT CORRECTING TO BE MY 2017 ?

Did you already e-file that return?  The online software is ONLY for 2018.
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DawnC0
Intuit Alumni

WHEN I WENT TO FILE MY 2017 THEY THOUGHT IT WAS FOR 2018 AND HOW DO I GO ABOUT CORRECTING TO BE MY 2017 ?

As stated above, the online software is for 2018 only.  If you had started a 2017 return using the online software, here are the instructions for completing that return.  It will have to be filed by mail no matter where or how you prepare it. 

How do I finish a prior-year return that I started in TurboTax Online?

And if you have not started the 2017 return, but need to file it, you can use the desktop software (2017 version).  Here is a link to prior year products.   File past years' taxes for 2017

xmasbaby0
Level 15

WHEN I WENT TO FILE MY 2017 THEY THOUGHT IT WAS FOR 2018 AND HOW DO I GO ABOUT CORRECTING TO BE MY 2017 ?

@TurboTaxDawnC   I fear the user used online 2018 and entered 2017 income  "how do I go about correcting to be my 2017?"
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VolvoGirl
Level 15

WHEN I WENT TO FILE MY 2017 THEY THOUGHT IT WAS FOR 2018 AND HOW DO I GO ABOUT CORRECTING TO BE MY 2017 ?

You now have a problem.  Online is only for 2018.  You have to wait and see if your efile gets accepted.   If they reject it for something you can change it around to be for 2018.

But if they accept it you need to wait some more for it to fully process and you get the first refund.  Then you need to Mail in an Amended 1040X return to change it to be for 2018.

You can check your efile status here     <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/efile-status-lookup/">https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/ef...>

And how to amend.  Amended returns can only be MAILED not efiled. 
 <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/7276596">https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/7276596</a>

Then You still need to do 2017.  To do 2017 you have to buy the Desktop Download program here
<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/past-years-products/">https://turbotax.intuit.com/persona...

Or If you have a simple return You can fill out the blank forms for free.
Here are some blank forms & instructions for 2017
1040 <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040--2017.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040--2017.pdf...
Instructions <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040gi--2017.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040gi--2017...>

1040A <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040a--2017.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040a--2017.p...
Instructions <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040a--2017.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040a--2017.p...>

1040EZ <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040ez--2017.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040ez--2017...
Instructions <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040ez--2017.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040ez--2017...>

2017 Tax Tables <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040tt--2017.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040tt--2017...>
Publication 17 Tax Guide for 2017 <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/p17--2017.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/p17--2017.pdf</a>

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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