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hvargaspita
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HOW CAN I FIND OUT HOW MANY E-FILES DO I HAVE LEFT?

 
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

HOW CAN I FIND OUT HOW MANY E-FILES DO I HAVE LEFT?

When you use Online TurboTax, you get one return per fee.  Each return needs its own account and user ID.   If you use the same account and user ID for a second return, you overwrite the first one and lose it forever.

 When you use Desktop TurboTax, which you install from a CD or download to your own hard drive, you can prepare and e-file multiple returns for the cost of the software.  You can e-file up to 5 Federal returns—more if you mail the additional ones.  If you have multiple returns to prepare for family members, Desktop is more cost effective.

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

HOW CAN I FIND OUT HOW MANY E-FILES DO I HAVE LEFT?

When you use Online TurboTax, you get one return per fee.  Each return needs its own account and user ID.   If you use the same account and user ID for a second return, you overwrite the first one and lose it forever.

 When you use Desktop TurboTax, which you install from a CD or download to your own hard drive, you can prepare and e-file multiple returns for the cost of the software.  You can e-file up to 5 Federal returns—more if you mail the additional ones.  If you have multiple returns to prepare for family members, Desktop is more cost effective.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
daveikay
Level 2

HOW CAN I FIND OUT HOW MANY E-FILES DO I HAVE LEFT?

You did not answer the question.  The question is "how can you see how many federal e-files are left on my desktop without prior knowedge of how many e-files were already done?"

xmasbaby0
Level 15

HOW CAN I FIND OUT HOW MANY E-FILES DO I HAVE LEFT?

Guess I assumed someone who could prepare a tax return could also count backwards from five and figure it out.

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HeatherPLO
Employee TurboTax Specialist

HOW CAN I FIND OUT HOW MANY E-FILES DO I HAVE LEFT?

Please see the below FAQ for additional information concerning the amount of e-files that can be completed:

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/e-file/help/how-many-times-can-i-e-file-using-the-turbotax-cd-down...

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VolvoGirl
Level 15

HOW CAN I FIND OUT HOW MANY E-FILES DO I HAVE LEFT?

I guess you could start the program and go to File-Open and see how many returns are listed in the box.  They might say completed or filed or have a check mark on them if they were efiled.  Or you could open each one and check the efile history.

 

To check the filing status,

In the Desktop program open your return and go up to menu item

File > Electronic Filing > Check Electronic Filing Status

xmasbaby0
Level 15

HOW CAN I FIND OUT HOW MANY E-FILES DO I HAVE LEFT?

The question is making me wonder if the user is not the one who originally purchased the software, so he has no idea how many returns were e-filed....???

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CassLO
Employee TurboTax Specialist

HOW CAN I FIND OUT HOW MANY E-FILES DO I HAVE LEFT?

Please click the link below to contact TurboTax customer service:

 

What is the TurboTax phone number?

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Shrike41
New Member

HOW CAN I FIND OUT HOW MANY E-FILES DO I HAVE LEFT?

Not if some are filed by mail. And not all returns are filed at one time. This is a fair question and your answer is trite but not useful.

xmasbaby0
Level 15

HOW CAN I FIND OUT HOW MANY E-FILES DO I HAVE LEFT?

@Shrike41 Not sure whose answer you found to be trite but not useful, since there are quite a few users who have posted to this thread that is over a year old.  

 

The deal is this--if you use desktop  (CD/download) software you can e-file up to five federal returns.  If you have more than five, the extra ones can only be filed by mail.   The five federal e-files is an IRS limit---not a TurboTax limit.

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dwest424
New Member

HOW CAN I FIND OUT HOW MANY E-FILES DO I HAVE LEFT?

This comment is unprofessional and rude.  

benbull
Level 1

HOW CAN I FIND OUT HOW MANY E-FILES DO I HAVE LEFT?

Yes, indeed. Very unprofessional and rude. 

Irene2805
Expert Alumni

HOW CAN I FIND OUT HOW MANY E-FILES DO I HAVE LEFT?

If you are using the CD/Download version of TurboTax, you can prepare unlimited returns, but only 5 of them can be e-filed.

 

When you open TurboTax, you will see a list of file names of all the returns that have been prepared on that computer, with the status of each.  [See Screenshot below.]   If you have TurboTax installed on multiple computers, you will have to check the Home screen on each computer.

 

You can check the e-file status of any of the returns by clicking on this link:  Check your e-file status

 

 

VolvoGirl
Level 15

HOW CAN I FIND OUT HOW MANY E-FILES DO I HAVE LEFT?

Actually in the Desktop program you can not use the efile lookup web page anymore.  You have to look it up in your program and return.  Open your return and go up to FILE - Electronic Filing - Check Electronic Filing Status

RussellSeaver
New Member

HOW CAN I FIND OUT HOW MANY E-FILES DO I HAVE LEFT?

Champ is extremely rude, egotistic and should not be allowed to answer on this site.

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