All Things Tax

All Things Tax

Like the title says, from the filing process and tax questions to tax policy and reform, you can search and share All Things Tax here. This is the place to find answers to all your general questions that don't fall under the other categories. And just a reminder: questions about software or online filing should be posted in DIY Products.

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Filing 2016 before 2015 has been filed

Are we able to file taxes for the year 2016 even though we haven't yet filed for the year 2015?
Tax Pro
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Registered: ‎02-23-2016

Re: Filing 2016 before 2015 has been filed

Hi jamesanddeb30,

 

Welcome to the H&R Block community.

 

Yes, you can go ahead and file 2016.  Note that if you owe tax for 2015 then your 2016 refund may be affected and/or the IRS may hold 2016 until your 2015 return has been filed, but you can still go ahead and file 2016.

 

I would suggest filing 2015 first if you can though.  You can file for a refund for 3 years from the original due date of a tax return without penalty, so if you're expecting a refund for 2016 you've got plenty of time.

 

If you have any other questions I'll be glad to help.

 

Louis,

Senior Tax Advisor (Tampa, FL)

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Re: Filing 2016 before 2015 has been filed

The answer you provided was extremely helpful and completely answered my question. Thank you so very much.
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Re: Filing 2016 before 2015 has been filed

Is there any way to file a 2015 tax return online?

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Registered: ‎11-10-2016

Re: Filing 2016 before 2015 has been filed

millertime,

 

Welcome to the Community. You can prepare your return using H&R Block 2015 software available on our website here: https://www.hrblock.com/tax-software/updates-back-editions.html

 

Note you will have to print out the prepared return and mail it ot the IRS. The IRS does not accept past year's returns via efile.

 

Good luck to you.

Harold