H&R Block 2019 Tax Return
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What is a T19 file?
A T19 file is a tax return created by the 2019 version of H&R Block Tax Software, a Windows and macOS program used to complete tax returns in the U.S. It contains tax data, including 2019 state and federal tax forms and personal tax information entered by the user preparing the return.
When you begin a tax return in Tax Software 2019, you can import data from the previous year by importing a .T18 file. You can also import tax information from your H&R Block account or another tax service, such as TurboTax or TaxAct.
If you have no information to import, you will be asked to enter your basic information and social security number. The software guides you as you add other tax information, including any 2019 life changes, income, deductions, adjustments, and credits on the federal and state levels.
When you choose to save your tax return, H&R Block Tax Software creates the T19 file to store your progress. You can save your tax return as a T19 file, close it, then re-open it at a later time to continue working.
H&R Block Tax Software saves T19 files in the "HR Block" folder in your "Documents" folder by default. Once you finish your tax return, you can electronically file it directly with H&R Block Tax Software or print and mail it to the appropriate tax authorities.
You may also use the T19 file as a backup tax return for archival purposes. To create a backup in Tax Software select File → Backup Tax Return....
NOTE: The file extension appended onto H&R Block tax returns indicates the year of the return. T18 files store information for 2018 tax returns, .T17 files store information for 2017 tax returns, and so on.
Common T19 Filenames
MyTaxes.t19 - Default filename given to H&R Block 2019 tax return files, although you can rename the file.
How to open a T19 file
You can only open a T19 file with H&R Block Tax Software (2019 or later) in Windows or macOS. You can also import a T19 file in the 2020 version of H&R Block Tax Software when starting a return.