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ttod67
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Wife & I filed 2013 together. I filed separately 2014, wife did not file. Together we also have not yet filed 2015 or 2016. which product(s) will help me best?

 
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VolvoGirl
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Wife & I filed 2013 together. I filed separately 2014, wife did not file. Together we also have not yet filed 2015 or 2016. which product(s) will help me best?

For 2015 you have to buy the Desktop program.  https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/past-years-products/  
You will have to print and mail prior year returns.  And send each year in a separate envelope so the IRS doesn't miss any.

For 2016 you can use either the Online version but only until Oct. 16, 2017
Or buy the Desktop program, https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/cd-download/

You can efile 2016 until Oct. 16, 2017 after that you will have to print and mail.

If you buy the Desktop programs they all have the same forms and the Desktop program can do more than 1 return if you want to file separate returns again.  Does she need to file 2014?  If not then you probably should amend your 2014 return to Joint to include her.  You will get another personal exemption and a higher Standard Deduction.  So you may get a refund.

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VolvoGirl
Level 15

Wife & I filed 2013 together. I filed separately 2014, wife did not file. Together we also have not yet filed 2015 or 2016. which product(s) will help me best?

For 2015 you have to buy the Desktop program.  https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/past-years-products/  
You will have to print and mail prior year returns.  And send each year in a separate envelope so the IRS doesn't miss any.

For 2016 you can use either the Online version but only until Oct. 16, 2017
Or buy the Desktop program, https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/cd-download/

You can efile 2016 until Oct. 16, 2017 after that you will have to print and mail.

If you buy the Desktop programs they all have the same forms and the Desktop program can do more than 1 return if you want to file separate returns again.  Does she need to file 2014?  If not then you probably should amend your 2014 return to Joint to include her.  You will get another personal exemption and a higher Standard Deduction.  So you may get a refund.
Hal_Al
Level 15

Wife & I filed 2013 together. I filed separately 2014, wife did not file. Together we also have not yet filed 2015 or 2016. which product(s) will help me best?

With the desktop software, it is easier to do "test" returns to see how filing jointly might benefit you.
You will still have to buy both 2015 and 2016 software
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