I have TurboTax Basic which is good for filing 4 returns. We have 4 people in the family so it is just enough. Today I tried to save my return into PDF. I used "Save PDF copy for your records". I did not file. I did not print a PDF for mailing to CRA. But my return counter was increased by 1. Since we will need to file 4 returns, this makes me very nervous now.
I understand I can print the same return again without increasing the counter further. My questions are, (1) what is the definition of the "same return"? I still have more T slips on the way. These slips will alter my RRSP contribution this year, my incomes, and the way I want to divide my investment income between me and my spouse. Is my return still considered the "same return" when I NETFILE it for real? (2) Does TurboTax only compare the name and SIN to determine if the returns are the same? (3) I save my returns frequently in many different files as backups. If I print the same return (same SIN & name) from a different file, would it be considered as a different return?
This FAQ explains how the Return Counter in TurboTax CD/Download works: https://turbotax.community.intuit.ca/community/tax-topics/help/how-does-the-return-counter-work/00/9...