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IRS extensions for tax year 2019 must be filed on or before these deadlines: April 15, 2020 for domestic taxpayers June 15, 2020 for taxpayers outside the country It's not possible to file a post-deadline extension. Keep in mind: An extension doesn't... read more
If you’re looking for your federal (IRS) refund, go here instead. To track your state refund Each state handles its own refunds. Select yours below for refund tracking instructions. Keep in mind that most dates are estimates and refunds can be delaye... read more
Information on last year’s AGI or accessing a prior year return. To get a copy of your 2019 tax return that you filed this year, sign back in to your account and either: Select Download/print return if your return has been accepted. Scroll down to un... read more
You can amend returns that have been accepted by the IRS. If your return is pending, you won't be able to make any changes until it's accepted or rejected by the IRS. If you don't know your e-file status, we can help you check it. Select a tax year f... read more
Amending your return means filing a new form, 1040X. This is only required in certain situations. In other situations, you can change your original return and you should not file a new form. Don't amend if: You received a government notice that doesn... read more
If you can't fix your rejected return and e-file, just print and mail it instead. This rejection can occur if you mistyped your employer's name or their EIN when you entered your W-2. Select the platform you're using for instructions: TurboTax Online... read more
Unlike a PDF copy, your tax data file (.tax file) can be opened, read, and edited in the TurboTax CD/Download software. We'll automatically save your 2019 online return in both .tax and PDF formats once you file your return or when TurboTax Online sh... read more
If you've already filed your federal taxes, here's how you can print your federal tax forms without printing your state taxes. From Tax Home (the first screen you see after you sign in), scroll down to Your tax returns & documents. You may have to se... read more
Yes. You can get a free tax return transcript or an exact copy of your return directly from the IRS. You can get a lot of information from the free transcript, which you can get online with a short delay. However, if you're looking for an amount from... read more