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What do I do if I don’t have a copy of my 2020 taxes?

I don’t have a copy of my taxes for 2020
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Level 15

What do I do if I don’t have a copy of my 2020 taxes?

To access your prior year online tax returns sign onto the TurboTax website with the User ID you used to create the account -

Scroll down to the section Your tax returns & documents.  Click on the Year and Click on Download/print return (PDF)


If you used the desktop CD/Download editions installed on your computer, the only copy of your tax data file and any PDF's will be on the computer where the return was created.  TurboTax does not store online any returns completed using the desktop editions.


Or go to this IRS website for free federal tax return transcripts -

For a fee of $43 you can get a complete federal tax return from the IRS by completing Form 4506 -

Level 15

What do I do if I don’t have a copy of my 2020 taxes?

If you need it then get one ... otherwise without the 2020 AGI you will not be able to efile and you may miss some carryforward items if any.


How to access prior online returns

Maybe you are in the wrong account … many people have multiple TT accounts and forget how to access them.  Log out of the account you are in now to use the account recovery tool.


Account recovery



Or did you use the desktop version of TurboTax?  If so, the files are on your own hard drive or any backup device you used like a flash drive.


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