.BA0 File Extension

A .BA0 file is a TaxAct 2020 1040 Tax Return Backup File, created by TaxAct.

Open with TaxAct. Available for Windows.

What is a .BA0 file?

A .BA0 file is a special kind of computer file used by people who prepare their taxes using a program called TaxAct 2020. This program helps people in the United States fill out their tax forms for the year 2020. The .BA0 file is like a safety copy of all the tax information that someone has put into TaxAct. It includes important details like the person's personal information and all the numbers and information they need to report to the government for their taxes.

Think of the .BA0 file as a backup plan. If the main tax file, which is saved as a .TA0 file, ever gets lost or damaged, the .BA0 file can help restore all the tax information. This is very useful because losing all your tax data could be a big problem, especially if you need to refer back to it or if the government asks for more information.

To open or use a .BA0 file, you need to have TaxAct 2020 installed on your computer. TaxAct is a program that can be downloaded and used on Windows computers, or you can use their online service to do your taxes on the internet. If you've used TaxAct 2020 to do your taxes, you might see a .BA0 file saved somewhere on your computer.

Creating a .BA0 file can be done in two ways. You can either let TaxAct do it for you automatically, or you can do it yourself. TaxAct makes three kinds of .BA0 files for extra safety: one that updates with every change you make (current backup), one that updates every day (daily backup), and one that updates every week (weekly backup). These files are usually saved in a folder named "AUTO-BACKUP." If you want to make a backup yourself, you just need to go to the File menu in TaxAct, choose "Backup...", and then name your backup file. Remember, you need to have saved your tax return as a .TA0 file first before you can make a .BA0 backup file.

In summary, a .BA0 file is a very important file for anyone using TaxAct 2020 to do their taxes, acting as a safety net to protect all the hard work put into preparing their tax return.


Our goal is to help people find the most up-to-date information about file extensions for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS. We researched over 10,000 file extensions and their respective programs that open those files. If you want to suggest edits or updates about .BA0 file formats, example files, or programs that are compatible. Please contact us.

More extensions