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tcamerrer
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My 2018 tax returns recovery

I save my tax returns on my computer but unfortunately my hard drive crashed and was not recoverable.  Is it possible to recover my 2018 tax returns from Turbo Tax (intuit)?

[email address removed] 

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Carl
Level 15

My 2018 tax returns recovery

If you used the CD/Desktop version of TurboTax, then the only place your tax file exists is on your hard drive unless you took physical action to make a backup copy of it. Nobody but you will have it.

If the hard drive spins, you may be able to attach it to another computer as a 2nd hard drive and copy the .tax2018 file from there. It would be in the users\[loginname]\documents\turbotax directory of that drive.

xmasbaby0
Level 15

My 2018 tax returns recovery

If you used desktop software downloaded/installed from a CD to your own computer, then the tax files are stored locally on your own hard drive or any backup device you used like a flash drive.  They are not stored online.  If you cannot recover them due to a hard drive failure, etc. you can get a free transcript from the IRS or for a fee of $50, an actual copy of the return.

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript

Contact your state for copies of previous state returns.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901670-how-do-i-contact-my-state-department-of-revenue

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
Designcool
New Member

My 2018 tax returns recovery

I need a copy of my 2018 to e-fill my 2019’s

thank you

Deborah Burnett Pirrone 

jewi01141952
New Member

My 2018 tax returns recovery

how do I download my 2018 tax return to get my code to e-file this year.

DoninGA
Level 15

My 2018 tax returns recovery


@jewi01141952 wrote:

how do I download my 2018 tax return to get my code to e-file this year.


The 2018 AGI is on the 2018 Federal tax return you filed Form 1040 Line 7

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/agi/help/how-do-i-find-last-year-s-agi/01/25947

 

To access your current or prior year tax returns sign onto the TurboTax website with the userID you used to create the account - https://myturbotax.intuit.com/

Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and on the section Your tax returns & documents click on Show.  Click on the Year and Click on View adjusted gross income (AGI)

 

Or go to this IRS website for free federal tax return transcripts - https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript

 

If your tax return continues to be rejected with the 2018 AGI then enter a 0 (zero) for the AGI and e-file again.

If this is also rejected then you will have to print and mail the tax return.

See this TurboTax support FAQ for printing a tax return for mailing - https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/printing/help/how-do-i-print-and-mail-my-return-in-turbotax-online...

Janet McGuire 0266
New Member

My 2018 tax returns recovery

I need to see the adjusted gross income for 2018 and the amount we paid in. 

xmasbaby0
Level 15

My 2018 tax returns recovery

@Janet McGuire 0266 The reply to the question directly above your own post has the information you need so that you could look at your 2018 return.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
mtroy2000
New Member

My 2018 tax returns recovery

I need a copy of my 2018 federal tax return

DoninGA
Level 15

My 2018 tax returns recovery


@mtroy2000 wrote:

I need a copy of my 2018 federal tax return


To access your current or prior year tax returns sign onto the TurboTax website with the userID you used to create the account - https://myturbotax.intuit.com/

Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and on the section Your tax returns & documents click on Show.  Click on the Year and Click on Download/print return (PDF)

 

See this TurboTax support FAQ for accessing prior year online tax returns - https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/prior-year-return/help/how-do-i-access-my-prior-year-return/01/270...

 

If you used the desktop CD/Download editions installed on your computer, the only copy of your tax data file and any PDF's will be on the computer where the return was created.  TurboTax does not store online any returns completed using the desktop editions.

 

Or go to this IRS website for free federal tax return transcripts - https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript

For a fee of $50 you can get a complete federal tax return from the IRS by completing Form 4506 - http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506.pdf

dickbu46
New Member

My 2018 tax returns recovery

I need my 2018 tax return can you sent to my email address Richard L. Buffington [social security number removed] email address is [email address removed] thanks

Opus 17
Level 15

My 2018 tax returns recovery


@dickbu46 wrote:

I need my 2018 tax return can you sent to my email address Richard L. Buffington [social security number removed] email address is [email address removed] thanks


If you filed with Turbotax Online, log into your own account and download or print the tax return PDF.

 

If you filed with the Desktop version of Turbotax installed on your own Mac or PC, Turbotax does not have a copy of your return, you are responsible for your own backups.  You can get a copy or transcript from the IRS. https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript

*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*
MinhT1
Employee Tax Expert

My 2018 tax returns recovery

@dickbu46

 

We cannot send you your 2018 tax return.

 

If you filed your 2018 tax return with TurboTax Online, please follow the instructions in this TurboTax Help topic to access your 2018 tax return.

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henryalph
Returning Member

My 2018 tax returns recovery

Need the 2018 return.

henryalph
Returning Member

My 2018 tax returns recovery

I need a copy of my 2018 taxes to e-file my 2019 taxes.  Thank you.

 

Henry Alphonso

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