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alencantrell
Returning Member

Can not Download/Print 2018 Tax Return?

Every time I click the option "Download/Print Return(PDF)" I get this message

"To download your past TurboTax returns, you need to register your account first

We’ll walk you through the steps to do this—it shouldn’t take long."

 

My account is registered and I  have been using Turbo Tax since 2014 and have previously downloaded them before with no issue.

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DoninGA
Level 15

Can not Download/Print 2018 Tax Return?

This is new for tax year 2019 -

 

See this TurboTax support FAQ for accessing prior year online tax returns - https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/prior-year-return/help/how-do-i-access-my-prior-year-return/01/270...

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DoninGA
Level 15

Can not Download/Print 2018 Tax Return?

This is new for tax year 2019 -

 

See this TurboTax support FAQ for accessing prior year online tax returns - https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/prior-year-return/help/how-do-i-access-my-prior-year-return/01/270...

alencantrell
Returning Member

Can not Download/Print 2018 Tax Return?

EDIT: I figured it out! Thank you!

 

I believe I have already gotten past this point because I started my 2019 taxes, but I am still receiving the same message.

 

 

judithkugle
New Member

Can not Download/Print 2018 Tax Return?

I can not download nor can I get a PDF of my tax return!  Obviously it is imperative to have it.  I will be happy to send you a screen shot of the error message.  I am extreamly unhappy with Turbo tax, think I'l  go back to another company next year.

 

CassLO
Employee TurboTax Specialist

Can not Download/Print 2018 Tax Return?

Please see the TurboTax link below for assistance downloading/printing prior years returns:

Unable to download a prior year return error in TurboTax Online

How do I access a prior year return?

 

Or go to this IRS website for free federal tax return transcripts - https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript

For a fee of $50 you can get a complete federal tax return from the IRS by completing Form 4506 - http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506.pdf

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marvaleo
New Member

Can not Download/Print 2018 Tax Return?

When I downloaded the 2019 return, my 2018 filing came up as usual.  I entered my Social Security and check basic information.  All good.

 

Going back in to download brokerage information, last year's numbers were gone and this year's down load doesn't seem right.

BrandiLO
Intuit Alumni

Can not Download/Print 2018 Tax Return?

Please click here and review the last comment in this thread by Super User Hackitoff. If you prefer to speak with an agent, please click here to get in contact with customer care. Please be sure to enter the correct product, edition, and a detailed description of your issue. If you see a message that says "We can't find an answer to your issue", please click the "Try Something Else" drop down. Once you fill out the form you will be given a service ticket number and a phone number to contact customer care.

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kkotouc
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Can not Download/Print 2018 Tax Return?

I need to download and print my 2018 tax return

DoninGA
Level 15

Can not Download/Print 2018 Tax Return?


@kkotouc wrote:

I need to download and print my 2018 tax return


To access your current or prior year tax returns sign onto the TurboTax website with the userID you used to create the account - https://myturbotax.intuit.com/

Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and on the section Your tax returns & documents click on Show.  Click on the Year and Click on Download/print return (PDF)

 

See this TurboTax support FAQ for accessing prior year online tax returns - https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/prior-year-return/help/how-do-i-access-my-prior-year-return/01/270...

 

If you used the desktop CD/Download editions installed on your computer, the only copy of your tax data file and any PDF's will be on the computer where the return was created.  TurboTax does not store online any returns completed using the desktop editions.

 

Or go to this IRS website for free federal tax return transcripts - https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript

For a fee of $50 you can get a complete federal tax return from the IRS by completing Form 4506 - http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506.pdf

hall925416
New Member

Can not Download/Print 2018 Tax Return?

I need assistance downloading my 2018 tax fillings and W2 form

Hawkeye1e
New Member

Can not Download/Print 2018 Tax Return?

I need 2018 tax return

ChondelLO
Employee TurboTax Specialist

Can not Download/Print 2018 Tax Return?

For information on how to access your prior years return, please click the link below.

 

How do I access a prior year return? - Community

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Pipeliner1
New Member

Can not Download/Print 2018 Tax Return?

Had the same problem and finally talked to a real person from TurboTax.  You have to use Google Chrome 

as your browser, then go back into your turbotax acct. and you can download/print your return with no problems.  Every other browser will give you a download of gibberish.  

Marcus Vas
New Member

Can not Download/Print 2018 Tax Return?

It is almost impossible for me to get help with the question of how to download 2017 and 2018 tax returns prepared with TurboTax

marvaleo
New Member

Can not Download/Print 2018 Tax Return?

I had this problem for two years -and then I figured out I had backed up my computer files and then deleted old financial information from my computer.  When I went to the back ups and retrieved the TurboTax files into my docs the current TurboTax could retrieve them.

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