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 program.

After installing the federal edition for a return type, to create a new return:

  1. From within your TaxAct Desktop program, click File, then click New Return.
  2. In the window that appears, select a return type from the Create new 2023 Return drop-down, then click OK.

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:

  1. From within your TaxAct Desktop program, click File, then click Open Return.
  2. Locate the file you want to open, then Double-click it.

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