Taxbrain is the only online tax website offering online tax preparation for prior year income tax returns back to 2009. The IRS does not accept e-file for prior year income tax returns. If you want to file a tax return for the 2011 income tax year or earlier, you will need to print and mail your return.
Prior Year Returns FAQ's
Q. Is there a "window of opportunity" when it comes to refunds?
A. Yes, you must file a tax return within three years of its due date in order to receive a refund.
Example: Mary didn't file her tax return for income earned in 2009. The original deadline was April 15th, 2010. Mary must file her 2009 tax return by April 15th, 2013 in order to receive a refund.
Q. Can I do e-file when I submit my prior year return online?
A. Unfortunately not, the IRS only accepts mailed in returns for prior years. On Taxbain, you can prepare your prior year return and then simply print and mail it.
Q. Is there an additional cost to prepare a prior year tax return on Taxbrain?
A. No, our prices are always the same, depending on your tax situation. Ranging from $14.95 - $69.95, Taxbrain will determine that package that is right for you and present you with the appropriate tax forms.
The Benefits of Taxbrain
Unmatched Free Customer Support
Taxbrain has free live chat, phone support and secure email. Our well trained tax support team can answer your questions and help you get the most out of Taxbrain.
No Gimmicks - Only Pay for What You Use
Unlike other tax preparation sites, Taxbrain lets you prepare and e-file unlimited federal returns with one simple user account. You only pay when you are ready to e-file or print your tax return and we only charge you for the forms you need.
100% Accuracy Guarantee
We stand by our calculations. If the Taxbrain online tax program makes a calculation error in the preparation of your return, we'll pay the penalty & interest
If you are audited and required to appear before any federal or state tax authority, you'll get the professional assistance you need. If we incorrectly prepare your return, we will pay the additional tax assessment, it's that simple.
Taxbrain, a service of Petz Enterprises, Inc. (PEI), is built on 35 years of experience in providing customers with industry leading solutions for tax preparation, electronic filing and tax-related financial services.
Complete your resident and non-resident state tax returns when you prepare and e-file your federal tax return. Taxbrain offers e-file and direct deposit with all states that have it available.
Taxbrain is the ONLY tax service offering online tax preparation for Prior Year Income Tax Returns up to 2011.
Get your federal tax refund the fastest way possible when you e-file. Taxbrain has been an authorized IRS e-filer since 1989 and e-file is always free when you prepare your tax return online with Taxbrain.
Receive a 20% military discount when you prepare and file your tax return online with Taxbrain.