Can I still file my 2017 taxes?

2017 tax returns that are due a refund have until April 17, 2021 (October 15, 2021 with an extension) to be filed with the IRS before the statute of limitations on the refund runs out. However, if you owe additional tax, file your return as soon as you can, even if you can’t pay your tax bill right away.

Keeping this in view, how soon can you file your taxes?

CONNECTTWEETLINKEDIN 8 COMMENTEMAILMORE. The IRS has announced that the official start of 2018’s tax season will be on Monday, Jan. 29, which is the first day the IRS will begin accepting 2017 tax returns. While you have until April 17 to get your tax return in, there are two good reasons to file as soon as you can.

Is the IRS accepting tax returns yet?

The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on Jan. 29, with nearly 155 million individual tax returns expected to be filed in 2018. The IRS reminds taxpayers that, by law, the IRS cannot issue refunds claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) before mid-February.

When should I expect my 2017 tax return?

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Is Turbo Tax really free?

Turns out that TurboTax Federal Free Edition (which, remember, is the non Free File service) is offered only for forms 1040EZ or 1040A, which are simplified tax returns. The free-state filing the company continues to aggressively advertise turns out to only be available to people filing federal returns for free.

What happens if you don’t file your tax return?

If you don’t send yoru return to the IRS by the April 15 deadline, you’ll get hit with a failure-to-file penalty, which starts at 5% of however much you owe, maxing out at 25% of your tax bill. If you wait more than 60 days to file, you’re charged a $135 fee or 100% of the taxes you owe (whichever is less).

Can I file taxes this year if I didn’t last year?

The IRS doesn’t automatically keep tax refunds simply because you didn’t file a tax return in a previous year. However, in some cases the IRS may keep your refund if you have not filed a prior-year return and it appears that you’ll owe money when you do.

Can you use Turbotax to file for previous years?

Your past-due returns must be filed on the original tax forms. You can easily access prior year tax forms on the TurboTax website or by contacting the IRS. Don’t make the mistake of using current year tax forms or you may end up preparing the return again.

How many years do you have to file back taxes?

You should be filing your tax returns when they are due, the IRS does not “allow” anyone up to two years without imposing a penalty. If you are due a refund there is no penalty for filing a late Federal return, but you have to file your return within 3 years of the original filing date of the return to claim a refund.

Can you file multiple tax returns?

No, you can not. Each year has to be filed separately on its own. Turbotax Online works only for current year (2016) taxes, and not for any other year. Tip: If you prepare multiple years of prior returns, mail each one to the IRS in a separate envelope to be sure that each one is recognized as a separate tax return.

What is the best free online tax service to use?

Free Online Tax Prep Services

  • TurboTax Federal Free Filing Option (Absolute Zero)
  • TaxSlayer.com Free Federal (Simply Free)
  • eSmart Tax Free Plan.
  • H&R Block Online Free Edition (More Free)
  • TaxAct Free Edition.
  • FreeTaxUSA Free Edition.
  • Free File Fillable Forms.
  • How much does it cost to file taxes with Turbotax?

    Other H&R Block federal options cost $30 and $50 online. TurboTax charges $37 for a state return on top of a federal return (the same as H&R Block). TurboTax raised prices by $5 this year, bringing “premier” to $55, or more than $90, if you include a state return.

    Can you still file state taxes?

    Filing after the deadline. If you fail to file a state income tax return by the due date, it’s still better to file late than to not file at all. Generally, the penalties charged on the tax you owe increase over time, but you can minimize them by filing your state return as soon as possible.

    What is the last day to file taxes?

    If you missed the April 15 tax filing deadline, don’t panic. Here’s some advice from the IRS. File as soon as you can. If you owe taxes, you should file and pay as soon as you can.

    How do I file back taxes?

    It’s never too late to file your back tax returns.

  • Step 1: Gather your tax documents.
  • Step 2: Request missing documentation.
  • Step 3: Download prior year IRS tax forms.
  • Step 4: Prepare your back tax returns.
  • Step 5: Submit your forms.
  • What is the penalty for filing your taxes one day late?

    But If You Owe Taxes, You’ll Also Owe Penalty And Interest. The magnitude depends on how much you owe Uncle Sam. The penalty for filing late is 5% of whatever you owe per month that you’re late. A portion of a month counts as an entire month, so filing your return even one day late will incur the 5% penalty.

    Is there a penalty for filing late if you get a refund?

    The IRS has some advice for taxpayers who missed the tax filing deadline. File as soon as possible. If you owe federal income tax, you should file and pay as soon as you can to minimize any penalty and interest charges. There is no penalty for filing a late return if you are due a refund.

    Can I file my taxes online?

    FILING YOUR INCOME TAX RETURN WITH THE IRS. You may file Form 1040 by paper mail, by using IRS e-file, or through an approved tax preparer. Filing taxes online is generally safer, faster, and easier ? and you will get your tax refund much sooner if you choose the Direct Deposit option.

    What happens if you file your taxes a day late?

    The late filing penalty is 5% of the additional taxes owed amount for every month (or fraction thereof) your return is late, up to a maximum of 25%. If you file more than 60 days after the due date, the minimum penalty is $205 or 100% of your unpaid tax, whichever is less.

    How far can you go back on your taxes?

    In addition, if you haven’t filed your taxes from previous years, you must do so within the three years in order to get a refund. Past year returns must also be filed in paper form directly to the IRS. It takes 10 to 12 weeks to process an amended tax return and it could take longer to process past year returns.

    Where can you get tax forms?

    At Convenient Locations in Your Community During the tax filing season, many libraries and post offices offer free tax forms to taxpayers. Some libraries also have copies of commonly requested publications. Many large grocery stores, copy centers and office supply stores have forms you can photocopy or print from a CD.

    How much do you have to make before you have to file taxes?

    When determining whether you need to file a return, you don’t include tax-exempt income. In 2017 for example, if you are under age 65 and single, you must file a tax return if you earn $10,400 or more, which is the sum of the 2017 standard deduction for a single taxpayer plus one exemption.

    Can you file your state taxes for free?

    After March 15, if you have a simple tax return, you can still file your federal tax return for free. IRS Free File Program: The IRS Free File program allows eligible taxpayers to prepare and file both their federal and state tax returns with TurboTax All Free (SM), at no cost.