Previous Year Tax Software

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  1. RobZee

    RobZee Registered Member

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    Anyone have suggestions as to where I can find U.S. tax preparation software for2006 & earlier?
    Ideally downloadable and discounted.
    Rob
     
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    No. But don't current year software have an option to file amended returns for previous years? The IRS web site might even be able to help.

    ~Dave
     
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    Thanks for the links - TaxAct has 2006 for free - the prices for the other years are reasonable, especially in a crisis.

    PastYear is good for working through a return & then usinf screen prints to manually complete a paper return.
     
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    I am not aware of the IRS accepting returns filed from previous tax years unless it is via Form 1040X. You can download paper copies of earlier years on their website. I am not sure what happens if you just filed a return (say for tax year 1980) with no explanation. It might post or it might get kicked out and then someone has to correspond with you about it?

    http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/article/0,,id=98339,00.html

    http://www.irs.gov/faqs/faq1-3.html

    o_O

    http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=108330,00.html
     
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    Form 1040X is used to amend a previously filed tax return - one filed for the current year or for a prior year OR to amend a previously amended return.

    Initial filing of previous year "non-filed" tax return is done on the appropriate form for that year, as if you were filing it timely. I.e., if you had never filed your 2004 return and want to or need to do so now, you would use the original tax forms for 2004 for the filing.

    You lose the right to a refund that otherwise might have been due if the prior yoear return is filed later than 3 years after the original due date. For example, if you file your 2004 return which shows a $5,000 refund due, you have to file it prior to April 15, 2008, or you forfeit your right to any of that refund.
     
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    TAX :blink: why the Hell would you Pay That :blink:
     
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    Well, filing a return is just a way of letting the Government know how much of all you earn you are entitled to keep (until you die and then they get another shot at whatever's left.)
     
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    Yes, via Form 706 :blink:
     
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    That is why so many refunds from the 2004 tax year are due to expire and go back to the Treasury coffers. The majority of those taxpayers are in CA, TX, and FL. Those states have the highest number of foreign nationals. Just a coincidence? ;)
     
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