TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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How do I import from the .txf file?

TXF stands for Tax Exchange Format and is the accepted standard used by financial software, such as Quicken, to save and export tax data information.

TXF files have the .txf file name extension and are intended for import by tax preparation software.

Neither TurboTax Online nor TurboTax Business support .txf file import, and no version of TurboTax supports importing .txf files for ESPP sales.

Importing the Quicken .txf file

Although you can import Quicken 2014–2016 data directly into the TurboTax for Windows software (except Business), you'll need to import from the .txf file in certain situations, including:

  • Importing Quicken 2013 or earlier into TurboTax for Windows;
  • Importing any Quicken data into TurboTax for Mac;
  • If your Quicken and TurboTax data are on different computers; or
  • If you're having problems importing directly from Quicken.


  1. Open Quicken and follow the directions on the Quicken support site to create the .txf file.
  2. Open your return in TurboTax.
  3. From the TurboTax File menu, select Import > From Accounting Software (Windows) or Import > From TXF Files (Mac).
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish importing your .txf file.

Importing other .txf files

For capital gains (other than ESPP sales, which are not supported for TXF import), create a separate .txf file in your financial software so you can import it to the Schedule D.

Then, follow these instructions to import:

  1. Open your return in TurboTax Premier or Home & Business.
  2. From the TurboTax File menu, select Import > From Accounting Software (Windows) or Import > From TXF Files (Mac).
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish importing your .txf file.