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Installing TurboTax Desktop Tax Software

TurboTax Desktop tax software can be purchased as a download or it can be purchased as a boxed CD.

Purchasing a Download Product Tax Software

To purchase a download product

  1. Register and sign in to "My Downloads".
  2. Click on the "Download Arrow".
  3. Save the download in a convenient location on your computer so you can find it easily. On your desktop is a common place to save it.
  4. Once the download has completed you can install the TurboTax Desktop Tax Software by double-clicking on the TurboTax downloaded file.

After you have completed you purchase of a downloadable product through TurboTax.Com, you may download it as many time as you like for up to 3 years after the purchase date.

Installing TurboTax Desktop Software for Windows

Begin by copying the files from the CD to your hard drive:

  1. Start by inserting the TurboTax Disc into your CD drive.
  2. Make sure your computer settings allow you to view hidden files and folders.
  3. Right click on your desktop and choose "new folder" to create a folder named TurboTax on your desktop.
  4. Click the Start menu then click Computer.
  5. Right-click your CD/DVD drive and choose Copy. (If you're asked if you want to copy hidden files, click OK.)
  6. Right-click on the TurboTax desktop folder you created and choose Paste.
  7. All files will be copied to the TurboTax folder on your desktop.
  8. Now double-click the TurboTax folder to open it, then double-click the file named setup.exe (look for the familiar TurboTax "checkmark" icon).
  9. Follow the on-screen instructions for installing TurboTax on your computer.

Installing TurboTax Desktop Software for Mac

Installing TurboTax desktop software on a Mac is an easy, 2-step process

(Download Versions) Double-click the downloaded TurboTax .dmg file, this will mount a virtual drive onto your desktop. The drive should then automatically open.

(CD Versions) Insert the TurboTax CD into your CD/DVD drive and follow the directions in the pop-up window to drag the red TurboTax "checkmark" icon to the applications folder in the pop-up window. Important! Do NOT drag it outside of the pop-up window to your applications folder or other locations since this could cause problems when your using the TurboTax for Mac application. This completes the installation of your TurboTax desktop tax software for Mac!

To run the TurboTax program, double-click Applications > TurboTax. TurboTax will walk you through the TurboTax State installation process when you're ready.

Note: Always make sure that you are running the TurboTax program from the Applications folder, and not from the mounted virtual drive or CD.

TurboTax Federal Desktop Tax Programs Include:

TurboTax Basic

TurboTax Deluxe

TurboTax Premier

Home & Business

TurboTax Business

All are available on CD or by Download depending on your preference.

You can purchase and install a download version in minutes.

TurboTax Desktop CD/Download Tax Software is a popular brand that makes tax filing easy. It's a time proven brand that captures the biggest market share of tax software sales every year. If you looking for tax software that wont keep you guessing, TurboTax offers step by step guidance that walks you through the whole tax filing process from beginning to end without confusion. Give it a try!

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