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MAC18
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How many federal and state tax returns can be done using the online product vs. using the download/cd product?

How many tax returns can I do with the online product?
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tagteam
Level 15

How many federal and state tax returns can be done using the online product vs. using the download/cd product?


@MAC18 wrote:
How many tax returns can I do with the online product?

You can only file one return with the online products. 

 

With the CD/Download versions, you can e-file up to five federal returns and prepare and mail an unlimited number of returns.

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tagteam
Level 15

How many federal and state tax returns can be done using the online product vs. using the download/cd product?


@MAC18 wrote:
How many tax returns can I do with the online product?

You can only file one return with the online products. 

 

With the CD/Download versions, you can e-file up to five federal returns and prepare and mail an unlimited number of returns.

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

How many federal and state tax returns can be done using the online product vs. using the download/cd product?

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.

 

Desktop --unless you specifically buy federal  Deluxe only from a retailer-- will include the software for one specific state.   You can prepare as many returns for that state as the number of federal returns you prepare.  E-filing state returns is an extra fee which can be avoided by printing and mailing the states.   Additional--other--state software is an additional fee for the software.

 

 

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