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mattcbarry
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If I pay for TurboTax online now, before 2019 filing - am I able to view the actual IRS forms - and navigate around the program as I did with TurboTax download software?

 
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VolvoGirl
Level 15

If I pay for TurboTax online now, before 2019 filing - am I able to view the actual IRS forms - and navigate around the program as I did with TurboTax download software?

No, not exactly.  You can download a pdf to see all the forms.  In the Online version you can only use the interview questions.  But you can jump around and go directly to what you want to enter.  Online is different than the Desktop program.  And you can only do 1 return per account.  And you may need to upgrade to a higher version to enter certain things.

Anonymous
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If I pay for TurboTax online now, before 2019 filing - am I able to view the actual IRS forms - and navigate around the program as I did with TurboTax download software?

even with the CD/desktop you could not see the 2019 forms.  most have not been finalized.  

rjs
Level 15
Level 15

If I pay for TurboTax online now, before 2019 filing - am I able to view the actual IRS forms - and navigate around the program as I did with TurboTax download software?

TurboTax Online does not have the forms mode that you are used to using in the download software. You cannot look at the forms while you're working on your tax return, and you cannot make any entries directly on the forms. There is also no QuickZoom or Data Source to trace where entries come from. The only way to see the forms is to print the return or look at the PDF.

 

The only things you can do after paying for TurboTax Online that you couldn't do before are to print (create a PDF) or e-file. Any other limitations that you are seeing will still be there after you pay.

 

People who are used to the download software are usually not satisfied with TurboTax Online.

Critter
Level 15

If I pay for TurboTax online now, before 2019 filing - am I able to view the actual IRS forms - and navigate around the program as I did with TurboTax download software?

You can switch to the downloaded version now to continue the 2019 program and  you can save a few $$ by using the Deluxe version since ALL the downloaded versions can handle ALL the same forms and situations ( Basic if you do not need a state return) ...   

 

To  continue in the desktop version see this…….
https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901476-how-do-i-switch-from-turbotax-online-to-the-turbotax-softw...

jsmlpgoetz
Returning Member

If I pay for TurboTax online now, before 2019 filing - am I able to view the actual IRS forms - and navigate around the program as I did with TurboTax download software?

cannot access the 2019 turbotax idownloaded in Dec and it has been deleted so has mu tubotax 2018. either my computer has been hacked or tuboTax has been hacked...Strange

AnnetteB6
Expert Alumni

If I pay for TurboTax online now, before 2019 filing - am I able to view the actual IRS forms - and navigate around the program as I did with TurboTax download software?

Take a look at the following TurboTax article for some steps to locate your TurboTax download.  There is also a link in the article to help you download it again.

 

Find your TurboTax for Windows software download

 

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