I used Turbo Tax for years but used a tax acct the last two years because of life events Is it possible to electronically import my tax files into turbo tax if so how?


You did say accountant, and I assume you did not mean simply a "tax preparer" who typically is not an accountant [think storefront offices of some of the popular tax preparation services.]

The effectiveness of this answer is going to be very dependent on the relationship you have with the CPA/Accountant who you engaged for the two prior tax years. 

Most true accountants who also provide tax preparation use commercial versions of software similar to, and even part of the family of, TurboTax.  If your accountant did prepare your return using such software, most of the products used by professionals can do exporting of data, some not in the most user-friendly mode, but some even in a TXF format. 

So, if you are still on good relations with the "accountant" and it was a CPA you might ask if the software used in the last year can generate tax data files for you.  Even if the data is in only an Excel or other spreadsheet format, it will still be easier to cut and paste so as to import the relevant data without error.  The important data elements will include items you obviously could enter yourself- name, address, etc.  However the important data fields you might not think about would include many "prior year carryforwards" whether credits, capital losses, etc.

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