Turbotax import previous year pdf

Importing previous tax return pdf from turbotax website saves lot of time and effort to ease tax filing. When you file tax return online it becomes easy to import tax return from turbotax website.

With turbotax tax filing is faster as Turbotax import previous year pdf. This fetches your tax information directly from earlier years details online. Furthermore, turbotax saves a lot of energy and time while preparing tax return.

How to import previous year pdf on Turbotax?

You can easily import previous year tax return to turbotax desktop, with these in-built features of turbotax software-

  1. Start by signing-in your turbotax account.
  2. Get access to your Turbotax 2023 return.
  3. Go to the File menu, click the ‘New Tax Return’.
  4. Now, click on the ‘Start a New Return’.
  5. As the transfer screen loads, tap on the ‘Browse’.
  6. Now, head on to your PDF file, tap the ‘Open’.
  7. Further move ahead with the on-screen prompts.

How can I import previous year pdf to Mac with turbotax?

For importing tax return pdf to Mac follow the steps given here-

  1. Firstly, login your turbotax account, on the website.
  2. Tap the ‘New Tax Return’ option, under the File menu.
  3. Hit ‘Begin’.
  4. Now, tap the ‘Use a tax return that’s on my computer’.
  5. Choose your PDF file and click ‘Continue’.

Can I import turbotax file on Mobile app?

No, only the turbotax desktop version and online version support tax data transfer. You can also transfer tax data file from turbotax online too. The turbotax mobile app doesn’t allow you to transfer tax data file.

Thus, turbotax import previous year pdf only through the desktop or online turbotax website. It doesn’t allow transfer from Turbotax App.

How to transfer previous year tax file to turbotax online?

If you have used turbotax desktop software last year and now want to file tax return online, then

  1. Login your turbotax account. And begin afresh a new return.
  2. Under ‘Tax Tools’ tap Tools’.
  3. Move ahead by selecting ‘Transfer last year’s TurboTax return from your computer’.
  4. Lastly, proceed with on-screen prompts


  • Ensure to prepare tax data file before transferring tax data.
  • Remove the password prior to data file transfer.