Hello all: Backstory: In updating my Windows software, all of my user data was erased and is (mostly) unrecoverable. To make matters worse, all of my meticulous backups on Google Drive are password protected by a long, complex password I neither remember nor have access to (the PW was stored on the PC with the erased data). The backups are encrypted with this key in 256 bits, so there's no way I could guess / hack the backups. The Microsoft data recovery tool did not work. I was able to recover a .tax file for year 2015, but nothing later. I need the worksheet, depreciation, capital loss and other carry-forward data from the 2018 tax year to file the 2019 return. Is there a way to recover the data stored in the .tax file either from the IRS or some other source? I understand the IRS charges $50 for a previous year's tax return, but does that return in data or printed form? Does it contain the data I need to prepare and file my 2019 returns? What does the IRS do with the data file transmitted to it from Trubotax? Is that file/data useful and recoverable from anywhere? I have the free tax transcript from 2018, but it is in PDF form and doesn't contain what I need. Product used was Windows desktop Turbotax Premier for year 2018. I have the software CD, but not the .tax file and did not make a printed copy of the return. Please and thank you.
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I am amending a filed 2015 return. There is now an extra federal refund due to me. I have gone through TT and selected personal, other tax situations, apply refund to next year, but the printed returns are not showing this direction and are showing a refund to me. I do not want the refund and want the amount applied to 2016. Is there some reason why I can choose this in the TT software, but the printed 1040X does not show the refund being applied to next year? If there is a way, what do I need to do to apply the refund to 2016?
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