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diggerdon43
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How do I restore my software and tax records after destruction of home by fire?

 
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macuser_22
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How do I restore my software and tax records after destruction of home by fire?

If you used the CD/download version then the only records are on your computer or backups.  You can get free transcripts from  the IRS (https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript) or and exact copy of previous returns for $50 each (https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-4506).

[Personally I have always worried about loosing all of my financial and tax records because of fire so I; 1) keep a portable  external hard drive backup of my entire system that I update at least once a month and keep in a different location; 2) Put my financial information and TurboTax .tax files and PDF's in an encrypted password protected wrapper (sparse image in a Mac) and store that on the Apple Free Cloud server - (very safe since it is encrypted).]




**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**

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macuser_22
Level 15

How do I restore my software and tax records after destruction of home by fire?

If you used the CD/download version then the only records are on your computer or backups.  You can get free transcripts from  the IRS (https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript) or and exact copy of previous returns for $50 each (https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-4506).

[Personally I have always worried about loosing all of my financial and tax records because of fire so I; 1) keep a portable  external hard drive backup of my entire system that I update at least once a month and keep in a different location; 2) Put my financial information and TurboTax .tax files and PDF's in an encrypted password protected wrapper (sparse image in a Mac) and store that on the Apple Free Cloud server - (very safe since it is encrypted).]




**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
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