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If you were a prior year TaxAct® Online user and did not finish your prior year return, or if you need to start a new return for a previous tax year, you can still prepare and print your return using our TaxAct Online service. TaxAct's Data Archive Service gives you peace of mind, knowing that your prior year tax return is secure and easily accessible to you for up to three years.

If you are trying to gain access to your existing prior year TaxAct Online return after October of the filing year, there will be a nominal one-time Data Archive Service (DAS) fee the first time you log back in to access your tax return. This fee is included in the charge if you are starting a new TaxAct Online return.

To access an existing return, you need to know the tax year, Username and Password that you set up for your account at the time of registration. Click this link to Access Prior Year Returns and then select the applicable year to either start a new return or sign-in to an existing return.

Data Archive Service (DAS) allows you to:

  • Create a New Return
  • Finish an Existing Return
  • Amend a Return
  • Review your Return
  • Plan for Next Year
  • Print a backup copy of your Return for your records
  • Access your return up to 3 years (Example: 2015 TaxAct Online return due April 18, 2016 (April 19, 2016 for filers in Massachusetts and Maine) remains available through April 30, 2019)

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