What is a .TAX16 File And How To Open It – Intuit (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .tax16 extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .tax16 file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .TAX16 file?

The file extension .TAX16 is from TurboTax 2016 Tax Return File.This file extension belongs to the developer Intuit. The format of this file is binary, and it is a data related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .tax16 file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .TAX16 file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .TAX16 file on various operating systems.

How to open a .TAX16 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .tax16 file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .TAX16 file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Intuit TurboTax software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .TAX16 file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .tax16 file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Intuit TurboTax software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .TAX16 file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Intuit TurboTax software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .TAX16 file?

If you cannot open the .TAX16 file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .TAX16 file.tax17 – Intuit, .tax18 – Intuit, .tax19 – Intuit, .tax20 – Intuit, .tax2008 – Intuit. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .TAX16 file with the Intuit TurboTax program on Windows and Intuit TurboTax program on Mac.