Find Your Tax File (Mac)
Article ID: GEN12168
Follow these steps to find your tax file on your Mac OS 10.4.x (or later) computer:
- In the upper-right corner of your screen, click the Spotlight (magnifying glass) icon, and then type .tax in search field. Search results appear as you type.
- Tax return files will appear in the Documents section. The default name for tax files is the primary taxpayer's name followed by the 2-digit tax year.
- If you don't see your tax return, click Show All in Finder at the top of the Spotlight search list.
- In the new window, go to List view, by clicking the button at the top that looks like 4 horizontal lines in a stack. Then, in the Kind column, look for TurboTax...Tax Return
Important: To open your tax file in TurboTax, you'll need the the version of TurboTax for the same year as the tax file. For example, you'll need to open your 2012 tax return in TurboTax 2012. Lost your software?