Printing Your Return and Individual Forms - TaxAct Desktop

To print your return or individual forms associated with your return, you must have the TaxAct program and return file on your computer. If you no longer have the return file, you may contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 if you filed the return to request a copy. TaxAct does not retain copies of returns that were prepared and electronically filed with the TaxAct Desktop program.

Please follow the appropriate instructions below to print your return or individual forms:

Printing Your Return

  1. In your TaxAct program, you can do either of the following:
    • Click the Print button on the toolbar. In the Print Center screen, click Return.
    • From the top-level menu, click File > Print Return.
  2. Choose the desired number of copies. Click the Print button.
  3. Choose the output option. Click Select printer... if necessary to change the printer. Choose settings and click OK.

    Note. The program defaults to Print Preview. Your return will display in Adobe Acrobat (or the PDF reader installed on your computer). 

  4. Click Print.

    Note. Depending on the PDF reader you use, the Print option may be an icon on a tool or menu bar, a command on the File menu, or an icon on a toolbar in the bottom center of the screen when you hover the mouse there. The keyboard shortcut Ctrl + P should also work. 

Note. At either step 3 or 4 above, you can save a copy of the return as PDF. This will be a digital copy of the return that you can keep and print at any later time.

You can also print your return by clicking Filing and selecting the Mail Paper Return option. Carefully read the instructions in the program.

Printing Individual Forms

  1. Click Forms on the toolbar.
  2. Navigate to the form you wish to print using the navigation pane on the left side of the window.
  3. Double-Click on the desired form name and ensure that the form you wish to print is displayed on the right-hand pane.
  4. Click the Print icon in the Forms toolbar (to the left of the form name above the form).

Or you can use this method:

  1. On the main menu bar click File, then on the drop-down click Custom Print.
  2. Click Custom, use the two areas to check the box next to the form(s) you want to print.
  3. Click Print

After either of those methods, see the first steps 3 and 4 above.

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