TAX2012 (TurboTax 2012 Tax Return)
The TAX2012 Data file format
The TAX2012 file extension is used with the TurboTax 2012 program. With this program, United States citizens can calculate and hand in their taxes. The program allows users to enter their tax data and store the progress, making working with the files, extending and reviewing them very versatile. TAX2012 files explicitly save information about the according year. However, they are created in the year in which the tax returns are filed. This means that TAX2012 files are created in 2013 but contain all tax information from the year 2012. TAX2012 files can still be valuable today since they can be used as a base for current tax returns, saving time and research by having the personal data already available.
Technical details of TAX2012 files
TAX2012 files contain information and forms for US citizens to take care of their tax return. Next to several federal and also state tax forms, they contain the data a user enters using the TurboTax program. The TurboTax program can file the content of the TAX2012 files directly or allow users to print it. Since this e-file exchange over the internet is possible, TAX2012 files can be encrypted and password protected when they are being saved. This way, personal and financial data is secure during the sending.