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gchertz
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How do I get a copy of my 2016 tax return?

 
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CarissaM
Employee TurboTax Specialist

How do I get a copy of my 2016 tax return?

You can access your 2016 tax return that you completed with Turbo Tax by following these easy steps.

  1. Sign in to TurboTax using the same login information you used for last year.
  2. Go to Your tax returns & documents at the bottom of the main screen (if you're already in your return, select Tax Home in the left-hand menu first).
  3. If not already visible, select Show and then the year you're looking for.
  4. Now select:
    • Download/print return (PDF) to get a PDF copy you can view or print
    • Download .tax file to get the data file, which you can open and edit in the TurboTax CD/Download software.

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Donna28
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How do I get a copy of my 2016 tax return?

How do I get a copy of my 2016 tax return 

Donna28
New Member

How do I get a copy of my 2016 tax return?

What if I cam remember what username and password and Sign in I Used

DoninGA
Level 15

How do I get a copy of my 2016 tax return?


@Donna28 wrote:

What if I cam remember what username and password and Sign in I Used


You have to sign onto your online account using the exact same user ID you used to create the online account.

Close all TurboTax windows on your web browser (including this one).  Copy and paste the account recovery website link onto a new web browser window and run the tool.

Use this TurboTax account recovery website to get a list of all the user ID's for an email address.  Run the tool against any email addresses you may have used - https://myturbotax.intuit.com/account-recovery

If none of the user ID's received will access your account, then use the option shown in blue on the account recovery website, "Try something else"

 

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.

 

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...

Donna28
New Member

How do I get a copy of my 2016 tax return?

If I cannot remember my user name password and sign in for 2016 what can I do

I lovenieve1
New Member

How do I get a copy of my 2016 tax return?

I need a copy of my 2016 tac returns

DoninGA
Level 15

How do I get a copy of my 2016 tax return?


@I lovenieve1 wrote:

I need a copy of my 2016 tac returns


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)

 

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

dpgravel95
New Member

How do I get a copy of my 2016 tax return?

I NEED A COPY OF MY 2016 FEDERAL AND STATE TAXES

lfletcher52_
New Member

How do I get a copy of my 2016 tax return?

I need a copy of my 2016 return

DoninGA
Level 15

How do I get a copy of my 2016 tax return?


@lfletcher52_ wrote:

I need a copy of my 2016 return


To access your prior year online tax returns sign onto the TurboTax website with the User ID 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)

 

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 $43 you can get a complete federal tax return from the IRS by completing Form 4506 - http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506.pdf

emmaorangepeel
New Member

How do I get a copy of my 2016 tax return?

There is nothing there. No pdf. But i did them using Turbo Tax. I have the email showing they were filed that way.

 

DoninGA
Level 15

How do I get a copy of my 2016 tax return?


@emmaorangepeel wrote:

There is nothing there. No pdf. But i did them using Turbo Tax. I have the email showing they were filed that way.

 


You have to sign onto your online account using the exact same User ID you used to create the online account.

Close all TurboTax windows on your web browser (including this one).  Copy and paste the account recovery website link onto a new web browser window and run the tool.

Use this TurboTax account recovery website to get a list of all the User ID's for an email address.  Run the tool against any email addresses you may have used - https://myturbotax.intuit.com/account-recovery

If none of the user ID's received will access your account, then use the option shown in blue on the account recovery website, "Try something else"

 

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.

 

To access your prior year tax returns sign onto the TurboTax website with the User ID 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)

judyrod70
New Member

How do I get a copy of my 2016 tax return?

The IRS are asking me up for a copy of my tax return how can I get a 2016 tax return copy

xmasbaby0
Level 15

How do I get a copy of my 2016 tax return?

@judyrod70 TurboTax and the IRS save tax returns for seven years; after that they are gone.   If you filed a 2016 return then the IRS would already have had it.   Are they actually saying that you did not pay your 2016 tax due?   Do you have any bank or credit card records to show that you paid?

 

 

  You have to access your own account and/or  print it for yourself using exactly the same account and user ID that you used when you prepared the return.

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/prior-year-return/help/how-do-i-access-my-prior-year-return/01/270...

 

Many people have multiple TT accounts and forget how to access them.  Log out of the account you are in now.

 

Account recovery

https://myturbotax.intuit.com/account-recovery/

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901535-forgot-your-turbotax-online-user-id-or-password

Or did you use the desktop version of TurboTax?  If so, the files are on your own hard drive or any backup device you used like a flash drive.

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901486-how-many-turbotax-accounts-do-i-have

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901535

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901659-find-your-tax-data-file-in-mac

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900721-find-your-tax-data-file-tax-file-in-windows

 

To get a copy of your previously filed returns prepared with online TurboTax https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900748-how-do-i-get-a-copy-of-a-return-i-filed-in-turbotax-online

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900748-how-do-i-get-a-copy-of-a-return-i-filed-this-year-in-turbo...

 

SAVE YOUR TAX RETURN !

 

EVERY year before mid-October you should save a copy of your tax return as a pdf and print a copy of it for your records.  That way you will not be searching online frantically when you need it for a lender, FAFSA forms, your next tax return, etc. 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900937-why-should-i-save-a-pdf-copy-of-my-return

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1899779-what-s-the-difference-between-the-tax-data-file-and-the-pd...

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1912466-how-do-i-save-my-return-as-a-pdf-in-the-turbotax-software-...

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1912533-how-do-i-save-my-return-as-a-pdf-in-the-turbotax-software-...

**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.**

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