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I have printed my taxes because I was going to mail them, but can I still efile?

 
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I have printed my taxes because I was going to mail them, but can I still efile?

As long as you have not actually mailed or efiled your return, here's how to open it back up to make edits/changes and to change the filing method:

  • Log in and go to your 2016 Tax Timeline.
  • If TurboTax thinks you are finished, there will be no orange "Take me to my return" (continue return) button.
  • So in that case, scroll down to "Some things you can do."
  • Choose "Add a State."  (you don't really add one; that's just to get the return to open up.)
  • Once the return is open, you can make any changes you need to.
  • Step through the REVIEW tab.
  • When ready to file, go to the FILE tab to change the filing method.

NOTE:  Do NOT use this method to open a return to make changes/edits to an already-filed return (one that has actually been mailed or efiled.)   If you later need to make changes to an already-filed return, you have to go through the formal amending process, and your return must start off exactly as originally filed.


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I have printed my taxes because I was going to mail them, but can I still efile?

Were you choosing to mail them originally?  Or was there some form or circumstance in the return that was requiring you to mail it?
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I have printed my taxes because I was going to mail them, but can I still efile?

I need to add my spouses SS# to the return to efile
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I have printed my taxes because I was going to mail them, but can I still efile?

As long as you have not actually mailed or efiled your return, here's how to open it back up to make edits/changes and to change the filing method:

  • Log in and go to your 2016 Tax Timeline.
  • If TurboTax thinks you are finished, there will be no orange "Take me to my return" (continue return) button.
  • So in that case, scroll down to "Some things you can do."
  • Choose "Add a State."  (you don't really add one; that's just to get the return to open up.)
  • Once the return is open, you can make any changes you need to.
  • Step through the REVIEW tab.
  • When ready to file, go to the FILE tab to change the filing method.

NOTE:  Do NOT use this method to open a return to make changes/edits to an already-filed return (one that has actually been mailed or efiled.)   If you later need to make changes to an already-filed return, you have to go through the formal amending process, and your return must start off exactly as originally filed.


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