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tiggersb314
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How is the 5 efile limit counted? is it 5 per turbotax account used during the efile?

 
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LinaJ2018
Intuit Alumni

How is the 5 efile limit counted? is it 5 per turbotax account used during the efile?

By using TurboTax desktop edition, It allows you to e- file up to five federal tax returns. 

Please see below information for details.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3302087

daveikay
Level 2

How is the 5 efile limit counted? is it 5 per turbotax account used during the efile?

You did not answer the question.  "How is it counted?"  E.g. does it check the number of e-files associated w/ a license key?

JamesG1
Expert Alumni

How is the 5 efile limit counted? is it 5 per turbotax account used during the efile?

The number of e-files generated from the individual software that you purchased.  See here.

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Jenmarmar
Returning Member

How is the 5 efile limit counted? is it 5 per turbotax account used during the efile?

I have not used all 5 of my efiles in my home and business software and it says that I have reached my limit. I HAVE to efile tonight for the extension deadline. Why is it saying that I have reached my limit? Where can I see this? @JamesG1

 

Carl
Level 15

How is the 5 efile limit counted? is it 5 per turbotax account used during the efile?

I have not used all 5 of my efiles in my home and business software

Maybe *YOU* haven't used the maximum of 5 e-files for your e-mail address. But that doesn't mean somebody didn't use your e-mail address to file theirs. Perhaps another family member?

The IRS (not turbotax) limits the number of returns you can e-file each year to 5 per e-mail address. So if you have another e-mail address, try it.

 

Jenmarmar
Returning Member

How is the 5 efile limit counted? is it 5 per turbotax account used during the efile?

This is through the Home and Business software though. How would I go about doing that? My 21yr old daughter filed her own taxes on the free Turbo Tax online, but not through my software.

Carl
Level 15

How is the 5 efile limit counted? is it 5 per turbotax account used during the efile?

Just work through everything under the FILE tab again, and use a different e-mail address. If you want text notifications for that return, then use a different phone number also.

You "may" need to install the software on a different computer also, then transfer the .tax2019 file from the old installation to the new one. It's located in the documents/turbotax directory.

 

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