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Personal returns no; business returns yes. Find out more below.
Personal Returns (Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ)
For individual (personal) tax returns, the e-filing "season" runs from January to mid-October immediately following the end of the tax year. This timeframe is determined by the IRS.
For example, the 2012 tax year ended on December 31, 2012, so individual 2012 tax returns could be e-filed during the e-filing window running from January through mid-October, 2013.
After the mid-October shutdown, individual 2012 and earlier returns can still be filed, but only on paper.
If you still need to prepare a 2012 or earlier tax return, you can purchase recent prior-year software and install it on your computer. TurboTax Online is not available for prior-year tax returns.
Business Returns (Forms 1120, 1120S, and 1065)
Business returns for the current and prior two tax years can be e-filed year-round.
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