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How to File Your 2018 Taxes

Posted by on December 28, 2018
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Did you forget to file your 2018 taxes?

Whatever the situation may be, when it comes to filing a forgotten tax return, stress usually rears it’s head. We’re here to help.

If you haven’t filed your 2018 tax return as yet, you may be confused why the 1040 form looks different.

Here’s what you need to know

The following tax deadlines have already passed.

  • January 28, 2019 – the start of the tax season
  • January 31, 2019 – the deadline for employers to issue income statements such as your W-2 statement
    The Marketplace must also issue you a mandatory Form 1095-A by January 31 to fill out Form 8962 (Premium Tax Credit)
  • April 15, 2019 was the tax deadline for your 2018 tax return and the last day to claim your 2015 refund
  • April 17 was the tax deadline for taxpayers who live in Maine or Massachusetts due to Patriots’ Day and Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia

You will need to be informed on the updated on the new Form 1040 for your 2018 taxes. Due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, there have been extensive changes to the current tax code regarding tax brackets, credits, itemized deductions, and phase-out thresholds.

Click here to read about what changes you need to pay attention to when filing your 2018 taxes.

Getting your W-2 form

If you lost your W-2 form, you can do two of the following:

  1. Contact your employer for your W-2 statement
  2. Request a Wage and Income Transcript from the IRS online

Read some more information on how to get a copy of your W-2 statement and how to file your taxes without a W-2 by checking out our blogs.

Filing your 2018 Taxes

With Priortax, you just need to gather your income statements such as your W-2 or 1099 and follow a few steps.

  1. Create an account for your tax year.
  2. Enter your tax information such as your name, address, income, deductions and credits.
  3. Submit your tax return to recieve a PDF to print, sign, and mail to the IRS and/or your state department of revenue.

We also provide you with an option for a professional review or a CPA review where one of our tax experts can check your return for any potential errors or oversights that could lead to an IRS audit.

Keep in mind, the electronic filing deadline has passed since October 15, 2019. Therefore, you must now paper-file your prior year tax return.

Prepare your 2018 tax return NOW!

Use our helpful 2018 tax calculator to figure your refund or tax due to the IRS! Remember, if you forgot to file any of your prior year tax returns, the IRS can hold your refund. File as soon as possible.

Start Your 2018 taxes

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One Response to “How to File Your 2018 Taxes”

  1. Adina Brodess says:

    thanks for sharing this information.

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