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03-11-2017 09:15 PM - last edited on 06-19-2017 11:55 AM by HaroldG
I can't get a warm body on the phone, nor can I find anyone in chat.
I was using H&R Block Business last year. My old computer is dying, so I got a new one, and copied files over. My 2016 Business version doesn't see the files. Which folder do they need to live in for me to get them to import?
04-12-2017 10:58 PM
I just wanted to post a quick comment. Someone finally answered the call after a long wait. It was worth as I got my answer. I was in the H&R Business product instead of the Individual component of the product. It was the reason it didn't see b .t15 files.
04-13-2017 04:47 PM
If you are trying to import the tax file from last year's H&R Block Business program into this year's H&R Block Business program, you must have last year's H&R Block Business program installed on your current computer along with the backup file (.ATX file).
After installing the H&R Block Business program onto your new computer follow these steps to restore the prior-year backup file:
Now we can import the file into the current year program by following these steps:
1. Open H&R Block Business.
2. From the File menu, choose Import Last Year's Tax Data
3. Choose the correct option:
4. Check the return name, and click Next.
If you no longer have a copy of the prior-year Business Program, please reach out to the DIY Support team at 1-800-HRBLOCK and they will be able to assist you.
01-05-2018 03:07 PM
Also for me, the import of last year's T16 file did not pick up the second rental, the one that has all that depreciation. And the lady on the support phone, nice as she was, could not do or suggest anything. BUT I JUST FOUND A WORKAROUND! I copied and renamed my 2015 T15 file to have the xxx.T16 extension, and imported that one. The second rental came through just fine. However I have to be careful to remove a couple of the depreciation items that were zeroed out in 2016. But still a lot easier than re-entering the 30+ depreciation items manually, as was suggested. Really, H & R can't fix a bug like this? Next year I'll consider Turbo Tax, after 20 or so years with Tax Cut....