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ubiddp1
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Can my tax file be restored from my saved .pdf so that I can amend it?

My 2018  .tax file has been corrupted, but I have the saved .pdf
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Texas Roger
Level 15

Can my tax file be restored from my saved .pdf so that I can amend it?

No a .pdf cannot be converted to a .tax file. You would have to recreate your .tax file as originally filed using the 2018 program and then start the amended return. Did you use the CD/download product to prepare the original return?

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Texas Roger
Level 15

Can my tax file be restored from my saved .pdf so that I can amend it?

No a .pdf cannot be converted to a .tax file. You would have to recreate your .tax file as originally filed using the 2018 program and then start the amended return. Did you use the CD/download product to prepare the original return?

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ubiddp1
New Member

Can my tax file be restored from my saved .pdf so that I can amend it?

TurboTax overwrote my original tax file instead of creating a 1040X when I attempted to amend the original.
Texas Roger
Level 15

Can my tax file be restored from my saved .pdf so that I can amend it?

If the .tax file of your original return no longer exists, you would have to recreate it using the information on the .pdf file. After you have recreated it and before you start the amended return, save it to your computer. After you finish the amended return, save it to your computer with a different file name so you don't overwrite the original return with the amended return.
bertgagnon
Returning Member

Can my tax file be restored from my saved .pdf so that I can amend it?

No,  I used TurboTax on line.

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