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cjblandscpaing
Returning Member

2017

how do I file self employed 2017 , 2018 taxes

 

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

2017

Online preparation and e-filing for 2017 and 2018 are permanently closed.

To file a return for a prior tax year

If you need to prepare a return for 2016, 2017, or 2018 you can purchase and download desktop software to do it, then print, sign,  and mail the return(s)   You will need both year's software programs.

https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/past-years-products/

Remember to prepare your state return as well—if you live in a state that has a state income tax.

When you mail a tax return, you need to attach any documents showing tax withheld, such as your W-2’s or any 1099’s.  Use a mailing service that will track it, such as UPS or certified mail so you will know the IRS/state received the return.

Note:  The desktop software you need to prepare the prior year return must be installed/downloaded to a full PC or Mac.  It cannot be used on a mobile device.

 

If you are getting a refund, there is not a penalty for filing past the deadline.  If you owe taxes, the interest/penalties will be calculated by the IRS based on how much you owe and when they receive your return and payment. The IRS will bill you for this; it will not be calculated by TurboTax.

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900990-how-do-i-file-a-prior-year-tax-return

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
east15th
New Member

2017

Never got refund in 2018 for 2017 filed I lost my job 2018 all my info was on co. Computer as well had to provide some code from employer but was unable to because I couldn’t get into turbo.  I no longer have access to that info.  I need help because I need the refund and the stimulus money.

xmasbaby0
Level 15

2017

@east15th  So your return was never filed for 2017 or 2018?  If you had an online account for the 2017 return, you can still access it from any computer that has internet access.  But, you cannot e-file a 2017 return.  It would have to be printed, signed and mailed.  If it was unfinished--which is what it sounds like -- you would have to pay for desktop software to finish it before you can print and mail it.  

 

Do you know the account and user ID you used?

 

If you have any changes/corrections at all to make to your 2017 return, you now have to complete it using desktop software, which you must download to a full PC or Mac  (not to a mobile device).

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2559403-how-do-i-finish-a-prior-year-return-that-i-started-in-turb...

If you already paid for your online software you can ask customer support for a download of the desktop software.

They are available from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time Monday-Friday.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1899263-what-is-the-turbotax-phone-number

Many people have multiple TT accounts and forget how to access them.  Log out of the account you are in now.

 

Account recovery

https://myturbotax.intuit.com/account-recovery/

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901535-forgot-your-turbotax-online-user-id-or-password

Or did you use the desktop version of TurboTax?  If so, the files are on your own hard drive or any backup device you used like a flash drive.

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901486-how-many-turbotax-accounts-do-i-have

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901535

 

 

In order to get the stimulus money you either have to file a 2018 or 2019 return.  Those are the returns they will look at to send the stimulus checks.  Do you have some income---any income--to put on a 2018 or 2019 return?   The online program is ONLY for 2019--no other year.  

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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