Download TurboTax 2018 - 2019 Tax Software
When you visit the TurboTax software version page you will see that you have the choice of purchasing these products by download directly to your computer, or by boxed CD which are shipped and delivered by postal delivery to your home or office.
How To Purchase a TurboTax Download Product
Once you have chosen the edition that will best suite your needs, you can then proceed with your purchase and download your software.
- Register on TurboTax.Com
- Then purchase the product of your choice
- Proceed and sign in to "My Downloads"
- Click on the "Download Arrow"
- Save the download file in a convenient location on your computer so that you can find it easily. Your documents or desktop are common places to save it.
- Once the download process has completed, you can double-click on the TurboTax downloaded file to install your TurboTax Desktop Tax Software.
Once you have completed a purchase of a downloadable product from TurboTax through through their website, you are allowed to download it again anytime, and as many times as needed for up to 3 years after the date of your purchase. Cool right?
This is a nice feature in the case that you changed computers, had a computer crash and lost the download, or just want to clean off your hard drive and start over.
Install TurboTax Download Software for Windows
Locate the TurboTax 2018 - 2019 tax software folder wherever you save it (on your desktop, in my documents?)
- Double-click the folder to open it
- Double-click the file named setup.exe (look for the TurboTax "checkmark" icon)
- Follow the installation instruction on the screen for installing the TurboTax tax software program on your computer.
To Install TurboTax From a CD
- Insert the TurboTax Disc into your CD drive and copy the files to your hard drive
- Make sure your computer settings allow you to view all hidden folders and files
- Right click your desktop and create a new folder named TurboTax
- Click Windows Start menu and select computer
- Right-click on the drive that has the CD in it and choose copy. (If asked to copy hidden files?, click Yes or Ok)
Install TurboTax Download Software for Mac
TurboTax desktop tax software installation on a Mac is an easy, 2-step process
TurboTax Downloaded Versions for Mac
Double-click on your downloaded TurboTax .dmg file, this will mount a virtual drive onto your desktop and the drive should then open automatically.
TurboTax CD Installation Versions for Mac
- Insert the TurboTax CD into your CD/DVD drive
- Follow the pop-up window instructions
- Drag the red TurboTax "checkmark" icon to the applications folder. (Do NOT drag it outside of the pop-up window because this could cause problems later on when your using the TurboTax for Mac application.
- This will complete the TurboTax desktop tax software for Mac installation!
To run the TurboTax Mac program, double-click the applications.
Note: Always make sure you run the TurboTax program from the applications folder, and not from the mounted virtual drive or CD as this will not operate properly.
TurboTax Desktop Tax Software Programs Include:
- TurboTax Basic
- TurboTax Deluxe
- TurboTax Premier
- TurboTax Home & Business
- TurboTax Business Edition