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How do I re-open a partially completed online 2016 tax return

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How do I re-open a partially completed online 2016 tax return

If you use Online TurboTax and you selected that you wanted to print and mail your tax return, then TurboTax will treat your return as if you have filed. If that is the case, you will no longer see, "Take me to my return/Continue my return" on your account. To get around that issue, you will do the following: 

  • Log in to your TurboTax account 

  • Click on Taxes, and then click on My Tax Timeline  

  • Locate your 2016 tax return on that page 

  • Find "Some things you can do" under your 2016 tax return information 

  • Choose Add a State (you don't actually add one; that's just to get the return to open up.) 

  • Once in your return, click on Federal Taxes 

  • Click on Deductions & Credits

  • NOTE:Do not use this method to change a return that has already been efiled or actually mailed. In that case, one would need to go through the formal amendment process to prepare a Form 1040X, which needs to start with the return as originally filed. 

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