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How do I move my tax return to another computer?

Maybe you got a new computer for Christmas, or maybe you just need to move your tax return to another computer. It's easy; we'll show you how!


First, make sure you've installed your TurboTax software on the new computer; you'll need it so you can open your tax data (.tax) file.

Then, copy your tax data file to a thumb drive (or other portable device), insert that device onto the new computer, and then retrieve your tax return on the new computer.

Can't I just email my return to myself?

Although you could email your tax file to yourself as an attachment, we do not recommend doing this, as email is not secure.

If you must do this, please take the appropriate security precautions, such as removing personally-identifiable information from your return and/or password-protecting your data file.

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