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herm93
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Is the 2017 Turbotax Basic software still available for purchase? I want to amend my 201 taxes and require the 2017 software to do so.

 
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Is the 2017 Turbotax Basic software still available for purchase? I want to amend my 201 taxes and require the 2017 software to do so.

No, the 2017 Basic Edition is no longer available from TurboTax.  By the way, Basic Edition cannot open your tax data file if you have a state return in it, since Basic Edition does not include a state program.

But you shouldn't need to purchase any software anyway.    Next to your screen name above it is indicating you used Online Deluxe.  If you prepared the 2017 return in Online TurboTax, you can get the 2017 amend software for free.

You appear to be using a Mac, at least to ask this question.  If you need to amend it on your Mac, then you can use the form at the link below to request the free 2017 Mac software to do so.   However, TurboTax Support is closed until Monday, November 26 due to the holiday.

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/amending/help/how-to-amend-change-or-correct-a-return-you-already-...

Once you have your software you can download your *.tax2017 data file from your online account to amend it.   An amended return cannot be efiled.  It has to be printed, signed, dated and mailed.  It can take the IRS up to 16 weeks to process.

It's a good idea to mail by a method that has tracking, such as certified return receipt or priority mail, etc.

After 3 weeks from mailing, you should be able to start tracking it here:
https://www.irs.gov/filing/wheres-my-amended-return

 

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szlide
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Is the 2017 Turbotax Basic software still available for purchase? I want to amend my 201 taxes and require the 2017 software to do so.

2017 taxes need to amend

Is the 2017 Turbotax Basic software still available for purchase? I want to amend my 201 taxes and require the 2017 software to do so.

szlide:
You started your own thread at this link below, where you provided some info.  Please continue your discussion there, if necessary, since you have an  uncommon situation.   I just left you some info there.
<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/4735319-how-do-i-amend-a-previous-year-if-i-did-not-file-with-turb...>

Is the 2017 Turbotax Basic software still available for purchase? I want to amend my 201 taxes and require the 2017 software to do so.

No, the 2017 Basic Edition is no longer available from TurboTax.  By the way, Basic Edition cannot open your tax data file if you have a state return in it, since Basic Edition does not include a state program.

But you shouldn't need to purchase any software anyway.    Next to your screen name above it is indicating you used Online Deluxe.  If you prepared the 2017 return in Online TurboTax, you can get the 2017 amend software for free.

You appear to be using a Mac, at least to ask this question.  If you need to amend it on your Mac, then you can use the form at the link below to request the free 2017 Mac software to do so.   However, TurboTax Support is closed until Monday, November 26 due to the holiday.

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/amending/help/how-to-amend-change-or-correct-a-return-you-already-...

Once you have your software you can download your *.tax2017 data file from your online account to amend it.   An amended return cannot be efiled.  It has to be printed, signed, dated and mailed.  It can take the IRS up to 16 weeks to process.

It's a good idea to mail by a method that has tracking, such as certified return receipt or priority mail, etc.

After 3 weeks from mailing, you should be able to start tracking it here:
https://www.irs.gov/filing/wheres-my-amended-return

 

Is the 2017 Turbotax Basic software still available for purchase? I want to amend my 201 taxes and require the 2017 software to do so.

The above info was for Mac.  If you need to amend it on a Windows computer, here is a link to the free 2017 amend software for the Windows version.
<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/cd-download/amend/ty17/">https://turbotax.intuit.com/pers...>
herm93
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Is the 2017 Turbotax Basic software still available for purchase? I want to amend my 201 taxes and require the 2017 software to do so.

Thank you so much for the quick response. Yes, I did do my 2017 tax return online with Turbotax. I was not aware I could amend my 2017 taxes online since it was after the calendar October month. I have already requested my MAC version software from the link you sent to me.

Is the 2017 Turbotax Basic software still available for purchase? I want to amend my 201 taxes and require the 2017 software to do so.

You cannot amend your taxes online after mid October. The amend software you requested must be downloaded to your computer. You must prepare, print and mail the amended return form 1040X.

Is the 2017 Turbotax Basic software still available for purchase? I want to amend my 201 taxes and require the 2017 software to do so.

You use your online account to download the xxxx.tax2017 data file to your computer and then use the amended software installed on your computer read that data file and to amend.   Be sure to make a copy the the .tax data file so you have the original data and work from the copy.   
**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
herm93
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Is the 2017 Turbotax Basic software still available for purchase? I want to amend my 201 taxes and require the 2017 software to do so.

Perfect!! Thanks for all the help and tips! I already requested the software and received my processing number. I am waiting to hear back from TurboTax to receive my software.

Is the 2017 Turbotax Basic software still available for purchase? I want to amend my 201 taxes and require the 2017 software to do so.

Customer service is closed today and I don't know if they work tomorrow or not, so it might be Monday or after before your order can get processed.
**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
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