Last year I did several returns (myself, child 1 etc). I want to amend one of them. When I open the function for past year files I see some but not the one I need. If I go to the function to start a new return the one I want is available to draw from. How do I locate and open that file in order to amend it?
If you did not save the tax files on a removable storage medium like a thumb drive then the files are lost. If you need a copy :
You can get a return transcript from the IRS for free : http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript
For a $50 fee you can get a copy of the return from the IRS: https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901218-can-i-get-a-copy-of-my-tax-return-from-the-irs