To access prior-year returns:
Returns are archived for seven (7) years from the filing date and will be deleted on May 1 of the seventh year. (Example: 2017 returns will be deleted on 5/1/2024, 2018 returns will be deleted on 5/1/2025, and so on.)
TaxAct doesn’t provide archived copies of returns filed through the TaxAct Desktop or TaxAct Professional Editions.
If you can’t access a saved return file, contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.