TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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How do I save my return as a PDF in the TurboTax software for Mac?

After you've filed, it's a good idea to save your return as a PDF (Portable Document Format), which can be viewed or printed using the free Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader software.

This lets you view and print your tax return if your tax file gets corrupted or if you no longer have the TurboTax software.


  1. Open your tax return in TurboTax.
  2. From the TurboTax File menu in the upper menu bar, select Save for Your Records.
  3. Select Print Returns. In the new window, select the PDF dropdown in the lower left corner and select Save as PDF.
  4. Enter a different file name and/or location (if desired) and then select Save.

If you make changes to your original return, repeat these steps to ensure your .tax file and PDF copy are synched-up and contain the same data.