TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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How do I access my prior-year (2015 or earlier) return?

If you're looking for info on last year's AGI, click or tap here instead.

If you're on a mobile device: Use these separate instructions to access your prior year return.

Otherwise, here’s how to access your prior-year return:

First, we need to make sure you’re in the same account (same User ID) that you used when you filed your prior-year (2015 or earlier) return. TurboTax stores all of your prior tax returns in one place, but only if you use the same account to file each year.

Complete these steps first to validate you are in the correct account

  1. Go back into TurboTax, then select My TurboTax in the upper left, and click/tap My Tax Timeline.
  2. Now scroll down (past any options presented, don’t select these) and when you see the line that says Looking for prior year returns? click Load my tax timeline.
  3. If you see entries for prior years, click on the arrow (>) next to the tax year you’re looking for. Make sure it says Filed next to the return you are looking for to ensure you are accessing your final filed return. (It will show your federal return and any state return/s you have.) If it says Filed, great! Your prior year returns are in those tabs. 


     
  4. Now to access these return/s (download or print it) and all your other prior year returns, you’ll need to first pay for TurboTax. 
    • See below for payment instructions depending in which version of TurboTax you selected.

If you don’t see the year you’re looking for, or it doesn’t say ‘Filed’ next to the return, STOP – and click here to read this full note.

This means you didn’t file a return for that year in this account.

Let’s get you into the right account, so you can access all of your prior year returns.

After you locate your account, go ahead and return here and then follow the Payment Instructions below.

 

Payment Instructions

First, do this:

  1. Scroll up and then click or tap Start for Free on the version of TurboTax that best suits your needs.
  2. We’ll ask a few questions, and then you’ll go past the blue Simple and accurate screen.

Now follow the instructions below for your version of TurboTax

If you selected Federal Free Edition

  1. Click Upgrade near the top.
  2. Select PLUS More Help & Tools, then click Upgrade Now.
  3. After confirming the upgrade, click File in the upper-right corner. (You might be asked to provide a little more info before you can proceed to the File section. Once you've provided that info, go back to File.)
  4. Click Start next to Review your order and follow the directions to submit payment. (Be sure to select the credit/debit card option, as opposed to deducting the fee from your refund.)
  5. After submitting payment, click Tax Timeline near the top of your screen.
  6. Click Download/print return (PDF) for the tax year you want.

 

If you selected the Deluxe, Premier, or Self-Employed product

  1. Click File in the upper-right corner. (You might be asked to provide a little more info before you can proceed to the File section. Once you've provided that info, go back to File.)
  2. Click Start next to Review your order and follow the directions to submit payment. (Be sure to select the credit/debit card option, as opposed to deducting the fee from your refund.)
  3. After submitting payment, click or tap Tax Timeline near the top of your screen.
  4. Click or tap Download/print return (PDF) for the tax year you want.

 

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