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fieryone5021
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Why do I need to pay $50 to download a pdf of my 2017 tax return?

 
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Critter
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Why do I need to pay $50 to download a pdf of my 2017 tax return?

When does access to my prior-year TurboTax Online returns expire?

Access is determined by which version you filed your most recent return in:

  • 2018 Free Edition: Access to 2017 and earlier returns has expired UNLESS you paid for 2017 PLUS, Deluxe, Premier, or Self-Employed, in which case you can access your prior-year online returns through October 31, 2019.
  • 2018 TurboTax paid products* and TurboTax Free Edition with PLUS: You have access to all your prior-year online returns through October 31, 2020.
  • 2017 Free Edition: Access to all prior-year returns has expired.
  • 2017 Free Edition with PLUSDeluxe, Premier, or Self-Employed: You have access to all your prior-year online returns through October 31, 2019.
  • 2016 or earlier: Access to all prior-year returns has expired.

To regain access to your last seven years of tax returns , you’ll need to pay for any of the 2018 TurboTax Online products or PLUS. This will re-establish access to all your TurboTax Online returns through October 31, 2020.

*TurboTax Live Basic, TurboTax Deluxe, TurboTax Deluxe Live, TurboTax Premier, TurboTax Live Premier, TurboTax Self-Employed, or TurboTax Live Self-Employed

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To access a prior year online tax return and you did not use TurboTax for the 2017 tax return or you did not pay for one of the 2017 online editions of either Plus, Deluxe, Premier or Self-Employed, you will need to start a 2018 Free online tax return and then Upgrade and pay for the Plus edition ($19.99).  You do not have to file the 2018 tax return only pay for the upgrade.

Go to this TurboTax website for the 2018 online editions - https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/online/

You have to sign onto the 2018 account using the exact same User ID you used to create the prior year online tax return.  Enter your personal information in the 2018 Free edition. On the left side of the screen click on Upgrade.  Scroll down and select PLUS More Help & Tools.  Click on Upgrade Now (if Plus is grayed out then you are already using Plus and only need to pay for the upgrade)

To pay the TurboTax online account fees by credit card so you can access your prior year online tax returns, click on Tax Tools on the left side of the online program screen.  Then click on Print Center.  Then click on Print, save or preview this year's return.  On the next page, to pay by credit card, click Pay Now.  On the next screen just click on the Continue button.  The next screen will show a review of your Fees, click on Continue.  Complete the next screen to pay by credit card and click Continue.


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