Deleting/Removing a State Return From TaxAct Desktop

The TaxAct® Desktop program can automatically attach state returns for state modules that were installed on your computer.

If you don't need to file for a state that was attached to your return, you may choose not to complete the state interview or file the return. You may also choose to remove this state; however, you must also disable the auto-attach feature or the state will be added back when you open the program again.

You may follow the instructions below to remove the state and to disable the auto-attach feature.

Removing a State Return

  1. Click Return located in the upper program menu.
  2. Click State, then click Add/Remove State.
  3. To delete the state return(s), uncheck the state(s) you wish to remove.
  4. Click OK.

Disabling the Auto-Attach Feature

  1. Launch your TaxAct Program.
  2. Click Tools in the top program menu.
  3. Click Options.
  4. Uncheck Automatically attach all states when creating new returns or opening existing returns.
  5. Click OK.

When you next open your program, the state returns will not be automatically attached, but you will be asked if you would like to add any states that have been installed on your computer.