TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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How do I get a copy of a return I filed in TurboTax Online?

(If you’re just looking for last year’s AGI, get more information here.)

Select the situation below that applies to you.

If you want a copy of your FILED 2017 tax return

To get a copy of your 2017 tax return that you filed this year (if it has been accepted), log back in to your account and select Download/print return. If it’s still pending, just wait a few days until it gets accepted or rejected.

If you want a copy of your 2017 tax return BEFORE you've filed

Go to Print Center in the Tax Tools menu and follow the instructions. (If you don’t see this menu on the left, select Take me to my return to get to it or try the menu icon in the upper-left corner if your screen/window is too small.)

If you’re in Free Edition, you’ll be prompted to register your product first. If you’re in a paid version of TurboTax, you’ll be prompted to pay first.

If you want a copy of your 2016 or earlier return BEFORE you've filed this year

First, make sure you’re in the same TurboTax account as previous years. Then:

  • If you used Free Edition (with PLUS), Deluxe, Premier, or Self-Employed last year—You have access to your prior year online returns through October 31, 2018.
  • If you used Free Edition last year—You’ll need to upgrade (if you haven’t already) and pay for TurboTax before getting access to your prior year returns.

Payment instructions:

  1. Make sure you’re in your return (you should be able to see the menu on the left, if you don’t, select Take me to my return to get to it or try the menu icon in the upper-left corner if your screen/window is too small.)
  2. Select File in the left-hand menu and continue until you get to Review your order.
  3. Select Start and follow the on-screen instructions to pay for the product you have chosen.

Then to access your prior year return:

  1. Go to Your tax returns & documents at the bottom of the main screen (if you're in your return, select Tax Home in the left-hand menu first).
  2. If not already visible, select Show and then the year you're looking for.
  3. Now select:
    • Download/print return (PDF) to get a PDF copy you can view or print
    • Download .tax file to get the data file, which you can open and edit in the TurboTax CD/Download software.

If you want a copy of your 2016 or earlier return AFTER you've filed this year

  • If you used Free Edition (with PLUS), Deluxe, Premier, or Self-Employed last year—You have access to your prior year online returns through October 31, 2018.
  • If you used Free Edition last year—You’ll need to upgrade and pay for TurboTax before getting access to your prior year returns.

Your return will be under Your tax returns & documents on the first screen you see when you sign in to your account. For Free Edition customers, follow the steps below to get access:

  1. Sign in to your account
  2. Go to Help, select Contact us, type in Add PLUS Benefits, and
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to add PLUS and pay.

For more information on related topics, such as trouble accessing your TurboTax account, have a look under Related Information.


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