.TAX2016 File Recovery

Have files been deleted due to a user’s error or software error? Have you formatted a disk by accident and need to know how to recover the files? Read our .TAX2016 file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

TAX2016 File Recovery

What is a .TAX2016 file?

A TAX2016 file is a United States tax return created with the 2016 version of Intuit TurboTax. It contains a user's personal information and federal IRS tax forms. It may also include one or more state forms for the 2016 tax year. TAX2016 files may be encrypted if saved with password protection since they store sensitive personal and financial data.

What Are Common Causes of ".TAX2016" Files Lost or Failure?

There are several common causes of ".TAX2016" files being lost or experiencing failure. Some of these causes include:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may unintentionally delete their ".TAX2016" files while organizing or cleaning up their computer's storage.
  2. Software or hardware issues: Problems with the tax software or the computer's hardware can lead to file corruption or loss. This can occur due to software bugs, crashes, power outages, or hardware failures.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and damage files, including ".TAX2016" files, making them inaccessible or causing them to be deleted.
  4. File system errors: Errors in the file system, such as disk errors or file system corruption, can result in the loss or failure of ".TAX2016" files.
  5. Improper file handling: Improperly closing the tax software or shutting down the computer while the ".TAX2016" file is open can lead to file corruption or loss.
  6. Storage media issues: Problems with the storage media, such as a hard drive failure or a damaged external storage device, can result in the loss or failure of ".TAX2016" files.
  7. User error: Mistakes made by the user, such as accidentally overwriting or saving the ".TAX2016" file with incorrect data, can lead to file loss or failure.

It is important to regularly back up ".TAX2016" files to prevent data loss and to use reliable storage media and antivirus software to minimize the risk of file corruption or deletion.

How to recover lost ".TAX2016" files?

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important ".TAX2016" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".TAX2016" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".TAX2016" files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

Programs to recover ".TAX2016" files

Looking for a way to get files back? In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.

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The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.

Follow the directions below:

  1. Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.

  2. The program will automatically scan the computer and display all hard disks and removable drives connected to it, as well as physical and local disks.

    File Recovery Software
  3. Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover ".TAX2016" files, and select analysis type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Analysis Type
  4. When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Files that Can be Restored
  5. To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder "Content-Aware Analysis" and select the required file type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Deep Scan
  6. Select the files you have been looking for and click "Recovery".

    File Recovery Software - Files List for Recovery
  7. Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.

    Saving recovered files in Hetman Partition Recovery

How to open file with ".TAX2016" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo turboTax 2016 Tax Return image file file?

Programs that open ".TAX2016" files

Intuit TurboTax Deluxe Intuit TurboTax Deluxe
Intuit TurboTax Deluxe Intuit TurboTax Deluxe
Intuit TurboTax Online Intuit TurboTax Online

Additional Information

  • File type: TurboTax 2016 Tax Return

  • File extension: .TAX2016

  • Developer: Intuit

  • Category: Data Files

  • Format: Binary


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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

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Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.


Questions and answers

  • What is the file format .TAX2016 and what is its purpose?

    The file format .TAX2016 is typically associated with tax preparation software, specifically used for storing tax return data for the year 2016. This file format is used to save and transfer tax-related information, including income, deductions, credits, and other relevant details required for filing tax returns. The purpose of the .TAX2016 file is to provide a standardized format for tax software to store and process tax data, making it easier for individuals and tax professionals to complete and file their taxes accurately.

  • How can I open a .TAX2016 file and what software or tools are required?

    To open a .TAX2016 file, you will need tax software that supports the .TAX2016 file format. Here are the steps to open a .TAX2016 file:

    1. Determine the tax software you used to create the .TAX2016 file. Most likely, it will be software like TurboTax, H&R Block, or TaxAct.
    2. Install the same version or a compatible version of the tax software on your computer. Make sure it is the version that corresponds to the .TAX2016 file.
    3. Launch the tax software and navigate to the option to open an existing tax return. This option is usually found in the File or Open menu.
    4. Browse for the .TAX2016 file on your computer and select it.
    5. Follow the prompts provided by the tax software to open and view the .TAX2016 file. You might need to provide additional information or answer some questions to import the data correctly.

    Note that .TAX2016 files are specific to the tax year 2016. If you are trying to open a tax return file from a different year, you will need the corresponding tax software version for that year.

    If you do not have the original tax software or are unable to open the .TAX2016 file using the software, you may need to contact the software provider's customer support for further assistance.

  • Are there any specific steps or instructions to follow in order to successfully access and view the contents of a .TAX2016 file?

    To successfully access and view the contents of a .TAX2016 file, you can follow these steps:

    1. Ensure you have tax software installed: .TAX2016 files are typically associated with tax preparation software like TurboTax, H&R Block, or TaxAct. Make sure you have the appropriate software installed on your computer.
    2. Open the tax software: Launch the tax software you have installed on your computer. You can usually find it in your applications or programs folder.
    3. Import the .TAX2016 file: Look for an option to import or open a tax return file within the software. The exact location and wording may vary depending on the software you are using. Look for options like "Import Tax Return" or "Open Tax File."
    4. Locate the .TAX2016 file: Browse your computer's file system to find the .TAX2016 file you want to access. If you downloaded it from the internet, it may be in your Downloads folder. If you received it via email, check your email attachments or the location where you saved the file.
    5. Select and open the .TAX2016 file: Once you locate the .TAX2016 file, select it and click on the "Open" or "Import" button within the tax software. The software will then load the file and display its contents.
    6. Review the tax return: The tax software will present the contents of the .TAX2016 file in a user-friendly format. You can review your tax return, check the information, make any necessary edits or additions, and view the calculations and forms associated with the return.

    Note: It is important to ensure that you are using the correct version of the tax software that supports .TAX2016 files. Different years may have different file formats, so using the appropriate software version is crucial for compatibility.

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