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How do I view a previous year's tax return?

To view a previous year’s tax return, you have the following options:

If you saved a PDF copy of your return, find and open the PDF on your computer or device. The default file name is Name_Year_copy.pdf (for example, Taylor_2020_copy.pdf).

If you used TurboTax Online in tax year 2020 (excluding TurboTax Free):

  1. Sign in to TurboTax for tax year 2020
  2. From the menu, select My Returns, then View all tax returns
  3. On the Great to see you again screen, scroll to the Access your filed returns section
  4. Select Open to see links to the PDFs of your filed return(s)

Each new year of TurboTax Online is distinct from the year prior. To find your return for a certain year:

1. Sign in to the TurboTax Online version for that year:

2. On the Welcome back screen, select Continue next to the return you want to view to open the return

You need to have TurboTax installed on your computer for the tax year of the file you want to view. You also need to locate the file you want to open.

Note: TurboTax CD/Download files are saved to your computer only. TurboTax doesn't have access to your files and can't provide copies of lost files.

  1. Run/open TurboTax on your computer for the tax year of the return you want to open
  2. From the File menu, select File, Open, and then browse to the file you want to view

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I'm using TurboTax CD/Download, but can't find the file on my computer that contains my tax return

Where can I download the CD/download edition of TurboTax?

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