How do I finish a prior-year return that I started in TurboTax Online?
If you started a 2013, 2014, or 2015 return in TurboTax Online but couldn't file it before the shutdown, start by purchasing the TurboTax CD/Download software and installing it on your computer. Window instructions | Mac instructions
Then, follow these steps to finish your online return in the TurboTax software program:
- Download a copy of your prior-year file and save it on your computer (we recommend saving to your desktop or My Documents for ease of retrieval).
- Open your TurboTax software program, and then choose File > Open Tax Return.
- Browse to the tax data file you downloaded in step 1, select it, and then click Open.
- You can now finish up your return. You'll need to paper-file, as e-filing for prior years is no longer available.
Note: TurboTax software for tax year 2012 and earlier is no longer available for purchase.