Launch the software first.
Click the New icon at the top, or the New Returns... button at the bottom, of the software, or the menu Start > New Return to open the basic information window, as shown in the following screenshot.
Be sure to double-check the Business number and start/end dates of tax year fields. Those fields are critical information that the software will be used to determine whether the return is the same return or different returns for license usage.
In some older versions, use the Create a new tax return button or the menu Start > Create new tax return instead.
Don't forget to save the return by using the Save icon.