What is a .TA8 File And How To Open It – TaxAct

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .ta8 extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .ta8 file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .TA8 file?

The file extension .TA8 stands for TaxAct 2018 Tax Return File. This file extension belongs to the developer TaxAct. The file is a data related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .ta8 file on 1 platform.

How to open a .TA8 file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .TA8 file on various operating systems.

How to open a .TA8 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .ta8 file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the TaxAct software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .TA8 file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the TaxAct software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .TA8 file?

If you cannot open the .TA8 file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .TA8 file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .ta9 – TaxAct, .taac – Sun Microsystems, .tab – Ergonis Software, .tab – Pitney Bowes Software, .tablecontent – SMART Technologies. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .TA8 file with the TaxAct program on Windows.