Accessing and Downloading Prior Year Returns

NOTE: TaxAct® does not provide archived copies of returns filed through the TaxAct Desktop or TaxAct Professional Editions. If you no longer have access to your saved return file, you can receive a copy of a successfully filed return from the IRS by calling 800-829-1040.

You may access prior year TaxAct Online returns by signing into the TaxAct account that was used to prepare the return. The service stores your return until May 1st of the seventh year following the filing deadline of your return. For example, 2016 returns will be through 4/30/2020, 2017 returns until 4/30/2021, and so on. To access prior year returns, simply sign into your TaxAct account, click the My Taxes tile, and scroll to the tax year you wish to access.