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Jessica chocktoot
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2018 taxes

I need to amend my 2018 taxes but not sure how to do it!! Need to correct a couple correction that need to be adjusted 

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2018 taxes

Should you have to amend, follow the steps below:

  1. Log into your TurboTax account
  2. Choose the tax year that you wish to amend
  3. Click Amend
  4. Download the .tax file for the tax year you wish to amend
  5. Download the software for the applicable tax year
  6. Open the software and upload the .tax file
  7. Make any necessary changes

Amended returns must be printed and mailed. They cannot be efiled. Keep in mind that when you are amending, the refund tracker monitors the difference from your original filing to the amended return. It does not include any original refund or balance due. If you are claiming any previously unclaimed credits, you will see the difference as an additional refund amount. 

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2018 taxes

I was wondering if I can still file my tax return for 2018, I didn't file it cause it was such a small amount, I was told I could file it with 2019 tax return since it was a short employment?

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2018 taxes

You have to file each year separately.  You can not file it with 2019.


Sorry, Online for 2018 and prior is closed now so you can not start a new 2018 return or finish one. Online is only for 2019. Oct 15, 2019 was the last day to efile.  2018 is now the prior year.

How to finish a prior year online return

You can only buy the download for prior years. You have to buy a separate program for each year. They only sell the last 3 years. You need a full Windows or Mac computer to install it on. Buy the download here

You have to print and mail prior year returns. 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 received the return. Don’t forget state.

Important! Mail Federal and State in separate envelopes and mail each year in separate envelopes.

If you are getting a refund, there is not a penalty for filing past the deadline. You have 3 years to file for a refund. 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.

How to file a prior year

Or If you have a simple return You can fill out the blank forms for free.
Here is the IRS 2018 Form 1040

And 2018 Instructions
2018 Tax and EIC Tables

IRS 2018 Schedules 1 thru 6 (only if needed)
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Sch 2 :
Sch 3 :
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Sch 6 :

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