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I wats to keep saving my form on my computer before it will take a credit card. and I have already saved it.

why does turbtax keep saying it needs to save my form.. I used s disc/CD

 

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Level 16 Kat
Level 16

I wats to keep saving my form on my computer before it will take a credit card. and I have already saved it.

The Desktop version (CD/Download) of TurboTax is prepared ONLY on your computer.  It is not saved to TurboTax servers.  That's why the program will ask you, each time you close your TurboTax file, if you want to SAVE the file.  This way, any changes you've made are saved to your file.

 

Out of curiosity, what additional charges are you making before filing using TurboTax Desktop software?  You'd have additional charges, for example, if you select some add-on feature, e-filing a state return, or purchasing state tax software programs.

 

 

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Level 20

I wats to keep saving my form on my computer before it will take a credit card. and I have already saved it.

It's always a good idea to make a backup copy of your tax data file, in case your original gets lost or corrupted. Here's how:

  1. From the File menu in the upper-left corner of TurboTax, choose Save As (Windows) or Save (Mac).
  2. Browse to where you want to save your backup.
    • Tip:If you're saving to a portable device, save it to your computer first to prevent data corruption. Then, after completing Step 4, copy or move the backup file to your device.
  3. In the File name field, enter a name that will distinguish it from the original tax file (for example, add "Backup" or "Copy" to the file name)
  4. Click Save and then close TurboTax.
  5. Restart TurboTax and open the backup copy to make sure it's not corrupted. If you get an error, delete the backup and repeat these steps.

If you make changes to your original tax return file, repeat these steps to ensure your original and backup copies are in-synch.

 

You can also use the SAVE AS function so you can save your progress along the way that you can go back to in case you mess up and would like to try again from a certain place ( like before you add a section ). 

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