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TAX17 File Extension

TurboTax Tax Return 2017 Format

What is TAX17 file?

Full format name of files that use TAX17 extension is TurboTax Tax Return 2017 Format. TAX17 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. TAX17 file belongs to the Database Files category just like 383 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use TurboTax software for managing TAX17 files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of Intuit Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theTurboTax software, but also about TAX17 and other supported file formats.

Programs which support TAX17 file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open TAX17 files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. TAX17 files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support TAX17 file

Windows Windows
MAC OS MAC OS

Updated: 02/22/2021

How to open file with TAX17 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening TAX17 files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to TurboTax Tax Return 2017 Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with TAX17 files.

Step 1. Install TurboTax software

Install software to open TAX17 file Problems with opening and working with TAX17 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with TAX17 files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download TurboTax and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit TurboTax website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of TurboTax and update if needed

Update software that support file extension TAX17You still cannot access TAX17 files although TurboTax is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why TAX17 files are not compatible with TurboTax. The most recent version of TurboTax is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate TurboTax Tax Return 2017 Format files with TurboTax

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate TAX17 files with latest version of TurboTax you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with TAX17 file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the TAX17 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where TurboTax is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open TAX17 files and clicking OK.
Associate software with TAX17 file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the TAX17 file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select TurboTax and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with TAX17 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the TAX17 file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the TAX17 file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check TAX17 file for viruses
1. Check the TAX17 file for viruses or malware

If the TAX17 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the TAX17 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the TAX17 file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with TAX17 extension is complete and error-free

If the TAX17 file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the TAX17 file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle TurboTax

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support TAX17 files. Close all running programs and try opening the TAX17 file.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with TurboTax Tax Return 2017 Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle TAX17 files.

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