topic Troubleshoot transferring from a prior year return in TurboTax Help https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/troubleshooting/help/troubleshoot-transferring-from-a-prior-year-return/01/25549#M527 <P><STRONG>First</STRONG>, ensure the following situations don't apply to you:</P> <UL> <LI>By design, TurboTax only transfers information from the <STRONG>previous </STRONG>tax year, it won't let you&nbsp;skip years when transferring. <UL> <LI>In other words, you can't transfer your 2016 or 2017 data into your 2019 return.</LI> </UL></LI> <LI>TurboTax will only transfer information from a return that uses the <STRONG>same main form</STRONG>. <UL> <LI>For example, you can't transfer data from a corporate (Form 1120) return into a partnership (Form 1065) or individual (Form 1040) return.</LI> </UL></LI> </UL> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Troubleshooting steps</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse1" class="section collapse"> <P>Errors such as <STRONG style="font-size: 1rem;"><EM>Transfer Was Unsuccessful</EM></STRONG><SPAN style="font-size: 1rem;">, </SPAN><STRONG style="font-size: 1rem;"><EM>Internal Error</EM></STRONG><SPAN style="font-size: 1rem;">, or </SPAN><STRONG style="font-size: 1rem;"><EM>Unable to Read Data</EM> </STRONG><SPAN style="font-size: 1rem;">indicate possible file corruption. Carry out the following suggestions, in the order listed, until the issue is resolved.</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI>Close TurboTax, restart the program, and try transferring again.</LI> <LI>Make a copy of last year's return and then transfer from the copy: <OL> <LI>Close TurboTax 2019 and open TurboTax 2018.</LI> <LI>Open the 2018 tax file you are trying to transfer from. <UL> <LI>The message <STRONG><I>Unable to Read Data</I> </STRONG>means your file is damaged. <A href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-data-file/help/find-your-tax-data-file-tax-file-in-windows/00/25926" target="_blank">Search for another copy of your file</A> to transfer from. If you can't find one, you'll need to enter everything manually from a printed copy of last year's tax return.</LI> </UL></LI> <LI>From the TurboTax <STRONG>File</STRONG> menu, choose <STRONG>Save As</STRONG>.</LI> <LI>Save that return using a <STRONG>new file name</STRONG>, for example by adding the word <STRONG>Copy </STRONG>to the file name.</LI> <LI>Close TurboTax 2018 and reopen TurboTax 2019.</LI> <LI>Try transferring from the copy you saved in Step 4.</LI> </OL></LI> <LI>Try reinstalling your prior year TurboTax software. If problems persist, reinstall the current version of TurboTax. Then, try transferring again.</LI> <LI>If your information won't transfer, or the transferred data is so messed up that you don't even know how to begin fixing it, you can always start over. To start a new return in the Desktop Software version, you can either: <UL> <LI>Reopen TurboTax and select&nbsp;<STRONG>Start a New Return </STRONG>on the first screen, or</LI> <LI>Choose <STRONG>New Tax Return </STRONG>from the <STRONG>File </STRONG>menu. You may also want to&nbsp;<A href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-data-file/help/how-do-i-delete-a-tax-return-that-was-created-in-turbotax-for-windows/00/25920" target="_blank">delete the original file</A>&nbsp;if you saved it.</LI> </UL></LI> </UL> </DIV> Tue, 22 Sep 2020 01:03:45 GMT TurboTax Help 2020-09-22T01:03:45Z Troubleshoot transferring from a prior year return https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/troubleshooting/help/troubleshoot-transferring-from-a-prior-year-return/01/25549#M527 First, ensure the following situations don't apply to you: By design, TurboTax only transfers information from the previous tax year, it won't let you&nbsp;skip years when transferring. In other words, you can't transfer your 2016 or 2017 data into your 2019 return. TurboTax will only transfer information from a return that uses the same main form. For example, you can't transfer data from a corporate (Form 1120) return into a partnership (Form 1065) or individual (Form 1040) return. Troubleshooting steps Errors such as Transfer Was Unsuccessful, Internal Error, or Unable to Read Data indicate possible file corruption. Carry out the following suggestions, in the order listed, until the issue is resolved. Close TurboTax, restart the program, and try transferring again. Make a copy of last year's return and then transfer from the copy: Close TurboTax 2019 and open TurboTax 2018. Open the 2018 tax file you are trying to transfer from. The message Unable to Read Data means your file is damaged. Search for another copy of your file to transfer from. If you can't find one, you'll need to enter everything manually from a printed copy of last year's tax return. From the TurboTax File menu, choose Save As. Save that return using a new file name, for example by adding the word Copy to the fi... Tue, 22 Sep 2020 01:03:45 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/troubleshooting/help/troubleshoot-transferring-from-a-prior-year-return/01/25549#M527 TurboTax Help 2020-09-22T01:03:45Z
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<P><STRONG>First</STRONG>, ensure the following situations don't apply to you:</P> <UL> <LI>By design, TurboTax only transfers information from the <STRONG>previous </STRONG>tax year, it won't let you&nbsp;skip years when transferring. <UL> <LI>In other words, you can't transfer your 2016 or 2017 data into your 2019 return.</LI> </UL></LI> <LI>TurboTax will only transfer information from a return that uses the <STRONG>same main form</STRONG>. <UL> <LI>For example, you can't transfer data from a corporate (Form 1120) return into a partnership (Form 1065) or individual (Form 1040) return.</LI> </UL></LI> </UL> <H3> <A data-toggle="collapse" href="#collapse1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><I class="on-right icon-caret-right"></I>Troubleshooting steps</A></H3> <DIV id="collapse1" class="section collapse"> <P>Errors such as <STRONG style="font-size: 1rem;"><EM>Transfer Was Unsuccessful</EM></STRONG><SPAN style="font-size: 1rem;">, </SPAN><STRONG style="font-size: 1rem;"><EM>Internal Error</EM></STRONG><SPAN style="font-size: 1rem;">, or </SPAN><STRONG style="font-size: 1rem;"><EM>Unable to Read Data</EM> </STRONG><SPAN style="font-size: 1rem;">indicate possible file corruption. Carry out the following suggestions, in the order listed, until the issue is resolved.</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI>Close TurboTax, restart the program, and try transferring again.</LI> <LI>Make a copy of last year's return and then transfer from the copy: <OL> <LI>Close TurboTax 2019 and open TurboTax 2018.</LI> <LI>Open the 2018 tax file you are trying to transfer from. <UL> <LI>The message <STRONG><I>Unable to Read Data</I> </STRONG>means your file is damaged. <A href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-data-file/help/find-your-tax-data-file-tax-file-in-windows/00/25926" target="_blank">Search for another copy of your file</A> to transfer from. If you can't find one, you'll need to enter everything manually from a printed copy of last year's tax return.</LI> </UL></LI> <LI>From the TurboTax <STRONG>File</STRONG> menu, choose <STRONG>Save As</STRONG>.</LI> <LI>Save that return using a <STRONG>new file name</STRONG>, for example by adding the word <STRONG>Copy </STRONG>to the file name.</LI> <LI>Close TurboTax 2018 and reopen TurboTax 2019.</LI> <LI>Try transferring from the copy you saved in Step 4.</LI> </OL></LI> <LI>Try reinstalling your prior year TurboTax software. If problems persist, reinstall the current version of TurboTax. Then, try transferring again.</LI> <LI>If your information won't transfer, or the transferred data is so messed up that you don't even know how to begin fixing it, you can always start over. To start a new return in the Desktop Software version, you can either: <UL> <LI>Reopen TurboTax and select&nbsp;<STRONG>Start a New Return </STRONG>on the first screen, or</LI> <LI>Choose <STRONG>New Tax Return </STRONG>from the <STRONG>File </STRONG>menu. You may also want to&nbsp;<A href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-data-file/help/how-do-i-delete-a-tax-return-that-was-created-in-turbotax-for-windows/00/25920" target="_blank">delete the original file</A>&nbsp;if you saved it.</LI> </UL></LI> </UL> </DIV>
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First, ensure the following situations don't apply to you: By design, TurboTax only transfers information from the previous tax year, it won't let you&nbsp;skip years when transferring. In other words, you can't transfer your 2016 or 2017 data into your 2019 return. TurboTax will only transfer information from a return that uses the same main form. For example, you can't transfer data from a corporate (Form 1120) return into a partnership (Form 1065) or individual (Form 1040) return. Troubleshooting steps Errors such as Transfer Was Unsuccessful, Internal Error, or Unable to Read Data indicate possible file corruption. Carry out the following suggestions, in the order listed, until the issue is resolved. Close TurboTax, restart the program, and try transferring again. Make a copy of last year's return and then transfer from the copy: Close TurboTax 2019 and open TurboTax 2018. Open the 2018 tax file you are trying to transfer from. The message Unable to Read Data means your file is damaged. Search for another copy of your file to transfer from. If you can't find one, you'll need to enter everything manually from a printed copy of last year's tax return. From the TurboTax File menu, choose Save As. Save that return using a new file name, for example by adding the word Copy to the fi...
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