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mlls-jhn
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1) I did 2016 taxes on home PC, and used online turbotax for my son's. Can I use online account for both of us this year or do I need two online accounts?

 
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TomD8
Level 15

1) I did 2016 taxes on home PC, and used online turbotax for my son's. Can I use online account for both of us this year or do I need two online accounts?

You can only do one federal tax return per online account.

**Answers are correct to the best of my ability but do not constitute tax or legal advice.

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TomD8
Level 15

1) I did 2016 taxes on home PC, and used online turbotax for my son's. Can I use online account for both of us this year or do I need two online accounts?

You can only do one federal tax return per online account.

**Answers are correct to the best of my ability but do not constitute tax or legal advice.
VolvoGirl
Level 15

1) I did 2016 taxes on home PC, and used online turbotax for my son's. Can I use online account for both of us this year or do I need two online accounts?

Online is only good for 1 return.  But you can use the same email address for 5 accounts.   How to start another return in the Online version      <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3288574">https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3288574</a>
xmasbaby0
Level 15

1) I did 2016 taxes on home PC, and used online turbotax for my son's. Can I use online account for both of us this year or do I need two online accounts?

When you use Online TurboTax, you get one return per fee.  Each return needs its own account and user ID.   If you use the same account and user ID for a second return, you overwrite the first one and lose it forever.

 When you use Desktop TurboTax, which you install from a CD or download to your own hard drive, you can prepare and e-file multiple returns for the cost of the software.  You can e-file up to 5 Federal returns—more if you mail the additional ones.  If you have multiple returns to prepare for family members, Desktop is more cost effective.

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VolvoGirl
Level 15

1) I did 2016 taxes on home PC, and used online turbotax for my son's. Can I use online account for both of us this year or do I need two online accounts?

Good point.  Why didn't you use your Desktop program for the son's return?  I guess you probably used the Free online version?
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