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Can I file past years taxes on TaxAct?

Can I file past years taxes on TaxAct?

TaxAct does not support e-filing of previous years returns; therefore, they would need to be printed and mailed in. For an individual preparing their own return, you can view our Prior Year Products page to view the programs we have available.

How do I update my TaxAct software?

Updating Program Will Update Client Returns

  1. Start your TaxAct® Preparer’s program.
  2. Click Preparer in the top toolbar.
  3. Hover your mouse over Print Reports and then click Update Summary.
  4. Click Yes to verify that you wish to generate the report.

Is TaxAct software down? is UP and reachable by us.

How far back can you e-file tax returns?

two years
​Yes, you can e-file the current and prior two years if you use tax software. Note: the IRS closes e-file each year in mid-November and reopens it in January. During the e-file closure period, taxpayers must paper file prior year returns.

How do I submit an outstanding tax return?

On Efiling, you must take the following steps in order to file your outstanding tax returns:

  1. Click on the ‘Returns’ tab at the top of the Efiling screen;
  2. Click on the ‘Returns Issued’ tab on the left of the screen;
  3. This page will show returns that have been issued but not submitted;

How do I change from Deluxe to free on TurboTax?

Change from turbotax deluxe to free version?

  1. If you haven’t already done so, sign in at and select the blue Take me to my return button.
  2. On the welcome back screen, in the left-side menu, select Tax Tools, and then select Clear & Start Over (see attached Tax Tools)
  3. Answer Yes in the pop-up to confirm.

Why is TaxAct website down?

There will be a menu command, or you can use these keyboard combinations: Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer: Ctrl + Shift + P. Firefox: Ctrl + Shift + P. Chrome: Ctrl + Shift + N.

Why can’t I get on TaxAct?

If a page fails to load or you experience difficulties signing in to your account, clear your temporary internet files, including cookies and browser history. Most of the time this resolves the issue. Staying on the TaxAct website will keep the cached file (where the problem originates) in your browser history.