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How do you help me file my 2016 Federal Tax Returnby Mail?

2016 Federal Tax Return:   File by Mail
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How do you help me file my 2016 Federal Tax Returnby Mail?

 you’ve elected to pay the TurboTax fees through your refund, the File by Mail option won’t be available. Change your payment methodHow do I remove Pay With My Refund fees in TurboTax Online and change my payment method?, return, and follow the steps.

Please note that once your e-filed return is in pending or accepted status, it's too late to remove the Refund Processing Service.

However, if your return gets rejected and you decide to file a paper return, the Refund Processing Service and related fees, if any, drop off anyway because Refund Processing is only available on e-filed returns.

Note: There may or may not be a charge for Refund Processing, depending on your situation and which add-ons you choose.


Here's how to remove the Refund Processing Service before you e-file:

  1. Sign in to your online return, if you're not already signed in.
  2. Click File in the upper right corner and proceed to the Just one more step screen.
  3. On this screen, click the first Revisit link (next to You've chosen to deduct your TurboTax fees from your federal refund).
  4. Click View Payment Options on the next screen, and then select Pay with credit card on the screen after that.
  5. Complete payment by entering your credit or debit card information.
  6. Continue to the Just one more step screen to make sure the Refund Processing Service has been removed. Step 1 should now show that you paid with your credit or debit card.
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