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waisun2017
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How to save my unfinished tax return?

 
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VolvoGirl
Level 15

How to save my unfinished tax return?

Go up to My Account then Save & Sign Out. Or do you want to download it to your computer?
jkaruna
Level 2

How to save my unfinished tax return?

I don't see anywhere "My Account" on the app version i'm working on with my computer.

mesquitebean
Level 15

How to save my unfinished tax return?


@ jkaruna wrote:

I don't see anywhere "My Account" on the app version i'm working on with my computer.


This is an old thread from around 3 years ago that transferred into this new forum. Unfortunately, all those old threads were given an early June 2019 date, which is confusing to users.

 

There is no longer a "My Account" menu in Online TurboTax.   And when there was, it was only for Online TurboTax, not the desktop software.   The website was redesigned a couple years ago. 

 

"the app version i'm working on with my computer"

What does that mean?  Are you referring to installed desktop software (CD/download) as opposed to the Online website version?   Any references to "My Account" were for the old Online website.

 

If you are using Online TurboTax, see the answer I left you in your other thread on how to end a session:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/after-you-file/discussion/re-i-also-do-not-have-my-account-i-am-no...

 

If you are using desktop TurboTax (CD/download), what product are you using, and is it for MAC or PC?

jkaruna
Level 2

How to save my unfinished tax return?

I am using the downloaded version for PCs. Version 2018 Home and Business. Paid $119.

VolvoGirl
Level 15

How to save my unfinished tax return?

Then go up to File-Save.   Or it should ask you to save when you exit or start another new return.  Your data is saved as a file ending in .tax2018.  And be sure to save frequently, even when working on your return.

Mohanlal
New Member

How to save my unfinished tax return?

I have down loaded Turbotax deluxe 2020 on my Mac Airbook

laptop. I do not know how to save unfinished federal tax return

on my fish drive

CarissaM
Employee TurboTax Specialist

How to save my unfinished tax return?

If you need to save a copy of your unfinished return, please follow the instructions here

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bil cressler
Level 2

How to save my unfinished tax return?

I'm working with a deluxe version download on a Mac.  having trouble saving.  it repeatedly says I don't have permission to save.  but they sometimes it does so automatically.  thanks.  please reply to 

bil cressler
Level 2

How to save my unfinished tax return?

the instructions on the last post did not help.  Bil Cressler 

mesquitebean
Level 15

How to save my unfinished tax return?


@bil cressler  wrote:

I'm working with a deluxe version download on a Mac.  having trouble saving.  it repeatedly says I don't have permission to save.  but they sometimes it does so automatically.  thanks.  please reply to [personal info removed]


This is a public Internet forum.  You should not post personal info here.  No telling who could try to spam/scam you.  You can edit your comment above to remove your personal info.  To do that click the tiny blue 3-dot icon just to the right of your comment.   It's possible a Moderator may remove it.

 

I don't use a Mac, so I'm going to ask someone who may be familiar with this issue to help you on Monday.

 

In the meantime, if you're trying to save it to a flash drive or external drive, try saving it to the main drive instead.

 

@macuser_22    When you are next around, are you please able to assist this user who has a "permissions issue" with saving his file?   Thanks!

macuser_22
Level 15

How to save my unfinished tax return?

Saving to removable media is not recommended because of permissions problems.  Save to your Desktop.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
bil cressler
Level 2

How to save my unfinished tax return?

thank you.  I was saving them on a thumb drive.  have moved them to my desktop and will see how that works.  much appreciated.  bil

bil cressler
Level 2

How to save my unfinished tax return?

it is working fine.  thanks again.  Bil C.

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