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nfree53841
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Now I can not locate/download my 2018 tax return I started in May 2020. Please assist - 123 724

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xmasbaby0
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Now I can not locate/download my 2018 tax return I started in May 2020. Please assist - 123 724

Whoa----if you started a 2018 return in 2020, you could not use the online software program, since online is ONLY for 2019 returns.  Did you download the 2018 software to use to prepare the 2018 return?  If so, the return is on your own hard drive.

 

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

 

 

Or did you make a mistake and start using online?  If so, you can just abandon it or delete the 2018 data you entered and use the account for a 2019 return.

 

Here is how to prepare a 2018 return:

 

Online preparation and e-filing for 2018 is permanently closed.

To file a return for a prior tax year

If you need to prepare a return for 2016, 2017, or 2018 you can purchase and download desktop software to do it, then print, sign,  and mail the return(s)

https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/past-years-products/

Remember to prepare your state return as well—if you live in a state that has a state income tax.

When you mail a tax return, you need to attach any documents showing tax withheld, such as your W-2’s or any 1099’s.  Use a mailing service that will track it, such as UPS or certified mail so you will know the IRS/state received the return.

Note:  The desktop software you need to prepare the prior year return must be installed/downloaded to a full PC or Mac.  It cannot be used on a mobile device.

 

If you are getting a refund, there is not a penalty for filing past the deadline.  If you owe taxes, the interest/penalties will be calculated by the IRS based on how much you owe and when they receive your return and payment. The IRS will bill you for this; it will not be calculated by TurboTax.

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900990-how-do-i-file-a-prior-year-tax-return

**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.**
Souza32
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Now I can not locate/download my 2018 tax return I started in May 2020. Please assist - 123 724

This was helpful. I just purchased the windows version, not realizing it cannot be downloaded on my Chromebook. How can I still make use of my purchase to complete my 2018 taxes? Can I switch to a version that can be downloaded to my iPhone without paying another $80? Please help!

DoninGA
Level 15

Now I can not locate/download my 2018 tax return I started in May 2020. Please assist - 123 724


@Souza32 wrote:

This was helpful. I just purchased the windows version, not realizing it cannot be downloaded on my Chromebook. How can I still make use of my purchase to complete my 2018 taxes? Can I switch to a version that can be downloaded to my iPhone without paying another $80? Please help!


The TurboTax desktop editions can only be installed on a Windows or Mac personal computer, desktop or laptop, not on a mobile device.

If you are not able to use or install the 2018 software then you can get a refund using this website - Go to this TurboTax website to request a refund for the software purchased from TurboTax - https://support.turbotax.intuit.com/forms/refund-request.jsp

Souza32
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Now I can not locate/download my 2018 tax return I started in May 2020. Please assist - 123 724

Great, thank you! Is there a version I can purchase for my iPhone? I filed my 2019 taxes with turbo tax and it was very easy to follow.

DoninGA
Level 15

Now I can not locate/download my 2018 tax return I started in May 2020. Please assist - 123 724


@Souza32 wrote:

Great, thank you! Is there a version I can purchase for my iPhone? I filed my 2019 taxes with turbo tax and it was very easy to follow.


No, there is not an online edition for tax year 2018 or a 2018 app for a mobile device.

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