StudioTax for Android Help

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Description
Introduction Take a tour of the app
New return Create a new return
File a return File a return and create a PDF for your records
ReFILE a return Use ReFile to adjust/amend a filed return

Introduction

The StudioTax Android version uses the same application concepts as the Mac and Windows versions but designed for the mobile environment. The app is form based and has the same components as the desktop versions. If you are familiar with StudioTax, then it is straight forward to work with the Android version.

The following picture shows the first screen you get when you open or create a new return. It presents the main StudioTax features and how you can access them. The Android version provide the same navigation and edit functions as the Mac or Windows versions. The access to those functions is enabled using a native Android user interface/interaction.

StudioTax for Android main UI

StudioTax for Android Storage

One important aspect of creating a return is saving the recorded information for future access and/or modification. You do not have to complete the return and file it in one session. You can create a return, enter a subset of your info, save the return, close the return and the app. At a later time you can open that return and continue making changes and/or file it.
Use the Save menu to persist the information you entered on the storage of your device.

StudioTax for Android has a special folder on your device where it saves all the files it creates. This folder can be accessed using the following steps:

  • Go to My Files folder
  • Go to the Internal storage
  • Go to the Documents folder. Note that if your device does not have this folder, then StudioTax will create it.
  • Go to the StudioTax2019 folder
The files created by StudioTax includes the return files and the PDF files that you can view and print. The StudioTax folder may also contain temporary files created by StudioTax. StudioTax can only saves and accesses files from its storage area.

Import a StudioTax 2018 return

You can copy files from and to the StudioTax storage. For example if you have a .18t StudioTax 2018 file, then you can copy that file to the storage area and use it to create your 2019 return.

Backup your returns

Files under the StudioTax storage area can be copied for backup to a different storage location such as your Cloud folder.