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TaxAct Professional Edition allows you to lock returns after e-filing, to prevent changes to the data files of filed returns.

To unlock the return:

  1. Locate the client in the Client Manager.
  2. Right-click the client.
  3. Click Unlock Return(s).

To change the general default for this in the program:

  1. Click Preparer > Master Information > General to access the Filing/Printing Options section.
  2. Check or uncheck Automatically lock returns after E-filing as desired.

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