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12091: E-Filing Prior Year Returns

EF Generally

Which year(s) of returns can be e-filed?

Beginning in 2014, you are able to e-file the current year tax return and the two prior years through the MeF system (Modernized e-File system).

Remember that to be able to transmit a prior year state return, Drake must support that return type (for example, state corporate returns) and the state must be able to accept them for that year.

Return Type What Years Can Be e-FiledA
 1120, 1120S, 1065,
990, 7004B
Current year and two immediately preceding years

ASubject to scheduled maintenance outage Dec - Jan.
BWith certain limited exceptions, the instructions for Form 7004 advise that it must be filed on or before the due date of the applicable tax return. An untimely Form 7004 cannot be cured by e-filing it.

For more information see, "1.4 General Information About MeF," under the heading "Current and prior 2 Tax Years are Accepted" in Publication 4164.

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