TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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Error 131: There was an error in saving your file... when saving tax return

Error 131 can occur at several different times while you're working on your return, whenever the program wants to save your return.

Error 131 can also occur if the TurboTax return is being used by another process. This mostly happens when you have two copies of the TurboTax program running at the same time.


Try these workarounds:

  1. Save your return by selecting Save As... in the File menu and renaming the tax return.
  2. Close the other process using the tax return or quit the other copy of TurboTax. If you can't see or find the other process using the file, restarting your computer will release the file and allow you to open it.