What you need to do Read your notice carefully. It explains the information we received and how it affects your tax return. Complete the notice Response form whether you agree or disagree with the notice. The response form explains what actions to take. (Your specific notice may not have a Response form. In that case, the notice will have instructions on what to do). If you agree with our notice, follow the instructions to sign the Response form and return it to us in the envelope provided. We require both spouses' signatures if you filed married filing jointly. You may want to * Contact us with any unanswered questions you have or if you need time to respond to the notice. * Keep a copy of the notice for your files. * Fill out section 3 (Authorization) on the Response form to allow someone, in addition to yourself, to contact us about this notice. Or, send us a Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative to allow someone (such as your tax return preparer) to contact us on your behalf. * Correct the copy of your tax return that you kept for your records. * Order a transcript of your return. * Learn more about your payment options if you owe additional taxes. https://www.irs.gov/payments * Learn more about payment plans and installment agreements if you cannot pay the full amount of taxes owed. https://www.irs.gov/payments/payment-plans-installment-agreements * Learn more about Offers in Compromise if you cannot pay the full amount of taxes owed. https://www.irs.gov/payments/offer-in-compromise
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if you want to pay TT fees, you can prepare your 2016 return online but because of the changeover from 2018 to 2019 you may have to wait until some time in December. contact support about the 2016 issue. there can be many reasons for this. have you tried a complete unistallation of 2016, reboot, and try to reinstall from cd? some ops may post other suggestions. you can file 2017 and 2018 without filing 2016. e-filing any of these years is closed. mail each year separately following TT mailing instructions. use a method where either you can track them or get proof of delivery. be sure to attach any withholding documents.
as for 2016 since the earliest due date was 4/15/2017 you have until 4/15/2020 to claim refund. if the IRS received an extension for that year, you have until 10/15/2020, but don't bet your refund on this.
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if your spouse participates in a Healthcare FSA or HRA, and those benefits cover your healthcare expenses too, then no, you are not eligible to participate an HSA. Why? Even though you are not covered by your spouse’s health insurance, the IRS considers your spouse’s Healthcare FSA or HRA to be “other insurance.”
based on your saying that her FSA can pay for your medical expenses, you can not have an HSA
makes no difference whether her FSA is used for your healthcare expenses or not. the key thing being could it be used.
withdraw all money left in the HSA any used will be subject to penalty.
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from IRS pub 502 medical expenses
they would have to meet the tests for qualifying relative
A qualifying relative is a person: 1. Who is your: a. Son, , 2. Who wasn't a qualifying child (see Qualifying Child, earlier) of any taxpayer for the tax year and 3. For whom you provided over half of the support in the tax year
the following tests for qualifying dependent ate waived for purposes of deducting their medical expenses
He or she received gross income of $4,200 or more in the year. He or she filed a joint return for the year.
it would seem you don't actually claim them as dependents.
from another thread
taxpayer is claiming non-dependent (medical expenses for the medical treatment I paid for son . Is this allowed by the IRS?
Exceptions exist for claiming non-dependent medical expenses on your tax return. The exceptions allow you to claim medical expenses of someone who is not your dependent. You can claim an exception for any of these people:
An individual you would have been allowed to claim as a dependent except one of these applied: He or she received gross income of $4,200 or more in the year. He or she filed a joint return for the year. You (or your spouse if married filing jointly) could be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s return in the current year.
the expenses would still have to qualify as medical expenses
see irs pub 502
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