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Diane47
Returning Member

filed on wrong year software

I filed my 2018 return on 2017 turbotax software.  what can I do.

 

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

filed on wrong year software

When did you do that?

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Diane47
Returning Member

filed on wrong year software

april 2019

 

xmasbaby0
Level 15

filed on wrong year software

@Diane47 So---last year in 2019 you used 2017 software and put 2018 income on it and somehow submitted it.  That still makes no sense--cannot figure out how you did that since it would have been impossible to e-file using 2017 software.   So did you print it out---and mail it to the IRS---with "2017" on it--When you mail a tax return you have to attach your W-2's and 1099's--did you attach 2018 documents to that return that said 2017 on it?  Did the IRS send it back--what happened with it--if anything?  

 

Clearly you messed up--  you could try using the correct software to file your 2018 return--you could purchase the desktop 2018 software and try again.  Do you still have copies of the 2018 W-2's etc.?

 

 

Online preparation and e-filing for 2018 is 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)

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

 

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