I need to Print and Mail my return-There are water mark pages that say "do not file" -do I include those in the printed return? I asked this question-none of the answers
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I need to Print and Mail my return-There are water mark pages that say "do not file" -do I include those in the printed return? I asked this question-none of the answers

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I need to Print and Mail my return-There are water mark pages that say "do not file" -do I include those in the printed return? I asked this question-none of the answers

No.  You do not send those pages.  They say DO NOT FILE.   I'll tell you below how to print the pages without the watermark.
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I need to Print and Mail my return-There are water mark pages that say "do not file" -do I include those in the printed return? I asked this question-none of the answers

I assume you are using Online TurboTax since that is what is displayed by your username above.  So I gave you an answer for the Online version below.

If you are using the desktop software (CD/download), then the answer would be different.  In desktop software, the DO NOT FILE watermark is removed by running the updater to get the updated forms.
Level 15

I need to Print and Mail my return-There are water mark pages that say "do not file" -do I include those in the printed return? I asked this question-none of the answers

No.  You do not send pages that say DO NOT FILE.   They won't process the return.   Here's how to print an online return without the watermark.

I assume your return is unfiled--that you have not filed by any method, either efiled or mailed.

Try this method, and if it doesn't work, then use the second method.

  • Log in and go to your 2016 Tax Timeline.
  • There will no longer be a "Take me to my return" button.  So open your return this way:
  • Scroll to "Some things you can do."
  • Choose "Add a state." (you don't really add one--that's just to open the return.)
  • Once the return is open, since you haven't yet filed, you can correct/edit anything in the return if necessary.  Some of the forms may have updated since you were last there.
  • Then go to the REVIEW tab and step through that to be sure all is well.
  • Then go through the screens at the FILE tab and select to "file by mail".
  • It should then offer you a chance to print the return and Filing Instructions.   Is the watermark gone?

If the watermark is still there, then try this:

  • While your return is still open, click at the top on MY ACCOUNT.
  • Then choose PRINT CENTER.
  • Then choose "Print/save/view this year's return."  It may offer you a PDF "as filed with government" and one with "all forms for government and worksheets" and one for "all forms."   See if one of those has clear forms without the watermark.

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