Back Taxes, Previous Tax Year Returns

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Back Taxes
Prior 2019

From January 2020 until October 15, 2020, you can prepare and e-file 2019 Tax Year IRS Federal and State Income Tax Returns on eFile.com. The due date for 2019 IRS tax returns and extensions is 04/15/2020 - check for state deadlines. If you owe Taxes, you might be subject to Late Filing and Late Payment Fees if you wait until after Oct. 15, 2020 to e-File your return. Check the PENALucator for detailed penalty fees.

The timely tax filing and e-file deadlines for all previous Tax Years - 2018, 2017 and beyond have passed. At this point you can only prepare and mail in the paper tax forms to the IRS and/or state tax agencies. Links to tax federal and state tax forms by tax year can be found below. How to file back state taxes

eFile.com Tax Ideas

Important efile.com Tax Tip: In case you have not filed a previous year tax return, do this as soon as possible - download the forms below. Why? The late filing penalty (5%/month of the tax amount owed, plus interest) is usually larger than the late payment penalty (0.5%/month, plus interest). Again, file you return and pay as little or as much as you can afford, or even nothing. At least, the higher filing penalties will stop once you have filed.

We provide all the Forms, Tax Calculators, and Tools for previous year tax returns below. Plus, you can contact one of our Taxperts to assist you with your previous year tax returns or tax amendments. In certain cases, we work interactively with taxpayers and our CPA can prepare your previous year tax return with you.

Just in Case you Wonder: A Tax Year is from January 1 - December 31 for any given year. A Tax Season (prepare and eFile Returns for the previous calendar or Tax Year) is from January until October 15 of any current year. During any current Tax Season or calendar year, a timely tax return would be prepared and e-filed for the previous calendar year, or to put it simple: During January - October 15, 2020, you prepare and e-File taxes for tax year or calendar year 2019.

One more Awareness Tip: Should you expect a Tax Refund for a previous year tax return, you practically don't have to worry about penalties. You should be aware that you can only claim your Tax Refund for a previous tax year within three years of the original tax return's due date or deadline. For example, you have until April 15, 2023 to claim a 2019 Tax Refund, for 2018 until April 15, 2022, 2017 until April 15, 2021 and 2016 until April 15, 2022. For all other back taxes or previous tax years it's too late. See information about unclaimed refunds for details. Unfortunately, if you owe taxes there is no time limit only if you expect a tax refund.

Back Taxes Resources

Tax Forms, Calculators by Tax Year
2019 (due 2020)
2019 Forms, Schedules (due in 2020)
2014
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2013
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2012
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2011
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2010
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2009
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2008
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2007
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2006
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2005
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2004
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