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scoutthroop
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I have a choice to download my .tax file. What exactly is a .tax file?

What is a ".tax" file?
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VolvoGirl
Level 15

I have a choice to download my .tax file. What exactly is a .tax file?

Your tax return is in a data file ending in .tax2019 or .tax2020, etc.  You can download it (and should) if you want to open it in the Desktop CD/Download program like if you need to finish a prior year or amend a prior year or you want to switch to the Desktop program. 

 

You can also save your return as a pdf file.  You should download and save both the .tax2020 file and pdf files to your computer when you are done so you can access it after Turbo Tax Online closes each Oct.  and you can't get a copy.

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LindseyLO
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I have a choice to download my .tax file. What exactly is a .tax file?

Help with understanding your tax data file has been provided for you below.

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VolvoGirl
Level 15

I have a choice to download my .tax file. What exactly is a .tax file?

Your tax return is in a data file ending in .tax2019 or .tax2020, etc.  You can download it (and should) if you want to open it in the Desktop CD/Download program like if you need to finish a prior year or amend a prior year or you want to switch to the Desktop program. 

 

You can also save your return as a pdf file.  You should download and save both the .tax2020 file and pdf files to your computer when you are done so you can access it after Turbo Tax Online closes each Oct.  and you can't get a copy.

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