How do I download my completed 2017 tax return?


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Please use the following FAQ for instructions on how to download your income tax return:

To download and print a PDF copy of your return for your archive:

1. From the menu, select File > Print Your Tax Return.

2. Selec the link to download the PDF of your return.


Step-by-step guidance to download and print a copy of your return


Preparing to print your return:

The option to print a tax return is visible only after you pay for that tax return in TurboTax online edition. If you filed your tax return, it means you already paid for it. You only need to pay once.

In other words, if you don’t pay for a particular tax return, TurboTax doesn’t give you access to the print option for that tax return. After you pay, the File menu lists the print option. If you haven’t paid for the tax return you want to print, before continuing with the instruction below, pay for your tax return.


You can print your tax return at any level of completeness. You don’t need to complete it or file it with the CRA before you can print it. However, you might prefer to print your tax return after you are confident that it is complete. To be certain that your tax return is complete, print your return after you have completed the Review step. It is best to print your tax return after you have submitted it to Canada Revenue Agency (for example, after you use NETFILE).

If you used TurboTax Free to complete your tax return:


To print your tax return:

1. Depending on the tax return you need to print, if you aren’t already signed in to TurboTax, sign in to the year of the tax return you need to pay for:

2. After you sign in, TurboTax lists all of your tax returns. This is called the Return Manager. If you are not on this step, do the following to go to Return Manager:

  • From the upper-right corner, select Tools.
  • On the menu that appears, select Return Manager.

3. On the Return Manager, to open the tax return that you want to print, select Continue.
TurboTax displays the step where you left off the last time you used TurboTax.

4. On the horizontal navigation bar, from the upper-right corner, select File, and then, on the menu that appears, select Print Your Tax Return.


The navigation bar is visible only if you completed at least the Intro (personal information) and the Profile steps.


  • If you don’t see Print Your Tax Return option on the File menu, you need to pay for your tax return.
  • Tax year 2016: If the navigation bar is not visible on the step you’re on, move through the steps until you get to a step that has the navigation bar.

A step appears with a link to download your tax return.

5. Select the Download …<First-Names>'s Federal Return.
A PDF copy of your tax return downloads to your device.

6. To print your tax return, open the downloaded file in a PDF viewer (for example, Adobe Reader).
If you don’t have a PDF viewer installed on your computer, you can download and install Adobe Reader.

7. In your PDF viewer, select the File menu, and then select Print.
The Print dialog opens.

8. Complete the instructions on the Print dialog to print out your tax return.



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