.TAX2019 File Extension
File TypeTurboTax 2019 Tax Return
What is a TAX2019 file?
A TAX2019 file contains a United States tax return created with the 2019 version of Intuit TurboTax. It stores tax-related data, which may include personal information entered by a user, a federal IRS tax form, and one or more state forms for the 2019 tax year. Since TAX2019 files store sensitive data they may be encrypted and saved with password protection by the user preparing the return.
You will most likely only encounter a TAX2019 file if you are using the desktop version of TurboTax in Windows or macOS to prepare your taxes. To open a TAX2019 file in the desktop version of TurboTax, select, choose the TAX2019 file, then click .
You may also acquire a TAX2019 file when you export tax information from TurboTax Online. To export a TAX2019 file from TurboTax Online, click taxReturn.tax2019).then select "Save your 2019 return to your computer," which initiates the download of the TAX2019 file (
After downloading the TAX2019 file, you can open it with the desktop version of TurboTax. However, if you make any modifications to the return in TurboTax Online, the changes are not synced to the TAX2019 file and must be exported again.
If you have a .TAX2018 file with return information prepared by the 2018 version of TurboTax you can import it in the 2019 desktop version of TurboTax. To do this, select "Use a tax return that's on my computer" when prompted at the beginning of the tax return process, then select the TAX2018 file.
NOTE: TAX2019 files are typically created in 2020 since annual tax returns are filed for the previous year.