cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Highlighted
Returning Member

2019 TT taxes using last year's .iCloud file

I cannot open my 2018 TurboTax file saved on my iMac apparently because of changes Apple has recently made; they have added a ".iCloud" to the end of the file name and the 2019 software I just got cannot find it and I cannot open it. I also have a copy saved to my DropBox folder but that cannot open, either, because it, too, has the .iCloud file name.

7 Replies
Level 15

2019 TT taxes using last year's .iCloud file

Who added the iCloud name?  You need the file ending in .tax2018 to open in the program and to transfer to 2019.    And don't try to access it from Drop box or the cloud.  First copy the file to your computer hard drive.  Can you delete the iCloud at the end?  Is it after the .tax2018?  @macuser_22 

New Member

2019 TT taxes using last year's .iCloud file

How I can apply for a advice for my taxes refund 

Returning Member

2019 TT taxes using last year's .iCloud file

I do not know how it was added. According to Dropbox Help, Apple made a system change to my current macOS. I had it saved in two places, one on my computer and one in the cloud, but now I cannot change the file name or open it or copy it or move it in any way to or from anywhere.

Level 15

2019 TT taxes using last year's .iCloud file

@Glory1385  Your question is compeletly different that the original poster's question about iCloud on Mac.

 

Last year for 2018 returns the Refund Advance was only offered to select customers.  It was a prepaid Visa on which some qualified users could get a refund loan--but only after their tax returns have been filed and accepted by the IRS.  The IRS won't start taking 2019 tax returns until late January.

Level 15

2019 TT taxes using last year's .iCloud file

@VolvoGirl - I have never heard of any such thing.    The  xxx.tax2018 data file should be in the default Documents Folder unless it was saved elsewhere.

 

Here is a TurboTax FAQ for finding the .tax data file.

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-data-file/help/find-your-tax-data-file-in-mac/01/26206

Returning Member

2019 TT taxes using last year's .iCloud file

@VolvoGirl @macuser_22 Thank you both for your help. I believe the changes Apple made in macOS Catalina somehow added the .iCloud domain. I will just have to enter all the information manually.

Level 15

2019 TT taxes using last year's .iCloud file

I personally do not use iCloud and is is strongly suggested that tax files should not be so stored, but I believe that the ".iCloud" suffix on a file name is a temporary place holder while files are being synced with the iCloud.  It would appear that something went wrong with the sync and the fie was never saved to the Cloud or restored.

 

I suggest that you refer to the Mac help for information on the iCloud.