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, then on the Printer Center box, select Print Return.
    • On the main menu bar click File, then on the dropdown menu click Print Return.
  2. You can now choose the number of copies you wish to print. Then click the Print button.
  3. You can then choose the output option. Select your printer and your settings and click OK.
  4. The program defaults to a Print Preview. If you did not remove the option for the print preview, simply click the Print button in the upper left hand corner of the screen to complete the printing of your return.

You can also print your return from the Filing tab with the Mail Paper Return option. If you choose this option, please carefully read the instructions presented within the program and follow the directions provided.

Printing Individual Forms
  1. Click the Forms button 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 dropdown click Custom Print.
  2. In the Select Forms and Schedules area, check the box next to the form(s) you want to print.
  3. Click the Print button in the lower right corner of the Print Center box.

After either of those methods:

  1. You can now choose the output option. Select your printer and your settings and click OK.
  2. The program defaults to a Print Preview. If you did not remove the option for the print preview, simply click the Print button in the upper left hand corner of the screen to complete the printing of your return.

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