Desktop Software Integration - Consumer Desktop

The TaxAct desktop editions install so that they integrate into the same program file (.exe). This means that if you have installed multiple federal editions (1040, 1065, 1120, etc.), all editions will run from the same desktop icon or program file.

After installing the federal edition for a return type, you may create a new return by following the instructions below:

  1. Click File.
  2. Click New Return.
  3. On the New TaxAct Return box, use the dropdown menu next to Create new 2018 Return to choose which return type you wish to start.
  4. Click the OK button.

This will create a new return of the selected type (1040, 1065, 1120, etc.) in the program.

To open an existing return for a different form type you may use the following instructions:

  1. Click File.
  2. Click Open Return.
  3. In the dialog box navigate and select the return you want to open.
  4. With the return highlighted click the Open button.

This will open the existing return for the selected form type as long as that product is still installed.