It’s not a requirement, but you can only do it when you’re first starting the new return. Browse to where you can easily find the saved file, such as your Desktop.
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How Do I Import Last Years Tax Return
In TurboTax Online, My Account, then click Tools, and then selectSave your 2016 return to your computer. Oh, sorry that’s the same info that Kasey posted. You only have to pay for the Desktop program. You don’t have to pay for online too. Youcannotupload all of the files to the TurboTax Online cloud. You cannot upload all of the files to the TurboTax Online cloud.
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Like if your name is John and your son is also named John it will save them with the same name so the second one will overwrite the first return. You have to save each return with different names so you can tell them apart. name is the same or similar to yours then it might overwrite your return. How do I set up separate accounts in the CD/Download version? Everything I have read about separate accounts refers to the online version. Yes, as long as you have a separate account set up for each person you are preparing a return for, which I am assuming you are. I hope I am interpreting your question correctly.
- We cannot see your return or information in this forum.
- It basically just saves you some typing.
- It’s not clear what you are asking about when you use the phrase “add last year’s taxes.” You can’t transfer a 2016 return into an already-started return.
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We’ll import it directly to all the right places on your tax return. TurboTax safely and securely pulls the data. All you have to do is confirm that it’s correct. I was hoping it would let you download it for free, sorry! It looks like you are right, and that you cannot transfer without paying to get your tax forms. Thanks, but again, there is no way to download the .tax2016 file from online if you haven’t paid yet. So I believe the answer to this question is simply “no”.
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If you already started an online return you will have to clear it and start over to transfer. No you don’t need to install the 2018 disc first. All you need is to have the data file ending in.tax2018 on your computer to transfer into 2019. You are posting in an old thread from 2 years ago. It’s not clear what you are asking about when you use the phrase “add last year’s taxes.” You can’t transfer a 2016 return into an already-started return. Transferring is done in the very beginning when the return starts off as blank. You would want to do this before you start entering data for your return; although, you need to choose a version and continue into the tax preparation.
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You cannot set up separate accounts within the CD/Download software. The software is tied to one account, although it can be downloaded and installed on up to five computers. It transfers information from your prior year return. It would, for example, show W-2s received last year but not he amounts because you need to update those. It would transfer all your personal information, which you should verify is still correct. It basically just saves you some typing.
In case you need to amend in the future or if you need a copy to get a loan or something. You might not be able to access your online return when you need a copy. Yes, you can import a prior year tax data file from TurboTax Desktop into TurboTax Online. You can only import one year to carryover the data. Yes, you can import a prior year taxa data file from TurboTax Desktop into TurboTax Online. We can import W2 and 1099 information directly from over 100,000 banks, payroll providers, employers and financial institutions. No need to sift though your documents to find and manually enter information.
With TurboTax, transferring information from one year to the next is easy, fast and accurate.
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TurboTax makes transferring data hassle-free and with no retyping required. It saves you time and reduces errors. We can even transfer information from other tax software or tax preparers. All you need is a PDF or a tax data file. Yes you can download the current year .tax2016 without paying for online. To get all the options to show up under MY Account you have to have your return open on the screen. So on the tax timeline page say you want to Add A State and it will let you back in.
How Can I Transfer My 2016 Return From Desktop To Online?
If you used the Desktop program before you may not like the online version. It has less features and no Forms Mode. Your return is only saved online so be sure to save both the .tax2019 data file and the pdf file to your computer when you are done.
Even before you pay for the online version you can switch to the Desktop program and you won’t have to re-enter your information. To continue in the desktop version see this……. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish transferring your file.