TaxAct® supports the ability to attach certain documentation when electronically filing a state return and claiming a credit for taxes paid to another state or jurisdiction (which is usually a copy of the other state(s) return). If this is supported by the state you are filing, you will be prompted to attach the documentation during the e-filing steps.
Note. The attachment(s) MUST be saved as a PDF before attaching them to your return and the Attachment Manager will not accept any other file types; you must upload a PDF.
To first create the PDF document:
If you do not have a PDF writer already installed on your computer, the CutePDF Writer is a free program and is available at: http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp
When in the print center, the PDF writer will appear to your computer as a printer, but instead of printing on a sheet of paper, it will create a PDF file image of your return. Once the PDF file is created, when viewing it you can select Save, and then select where you wish to save the file.
To access the Attachment Manager within your TaxAct return:
Note. The Attachment Manager is not available in the TaxAct tablet application. If you need to attach supporting documentation to your return, please complete the Filing steps from within your TaxAct Online account.
Note. To help prevent malicious uploads, we have strict requirements for our PDF standard. If you receive an error when trying to upload your PDF, it most likely does not meet the standard. Using a PDF writer should ensure the file does meet the PDF standard.