Downloads and CD's
Locating your TurboTax Software Download for Windows
on your Computer
The easiest way to keep track of your
Windows TurboTax Download on
your computer is to save it to
your Desktop so that you can easily find it.
Otherwise, you should be able to easily find it by searching for its
file name with an .exe extension.
Use the (w_turbotax) term
to search for TurboTax Basic, Deluxe, Premier, as well as Home &
Business download editions on your computer.
For TurboTax Business
Edition – Search for a file names (w_turbotax_bpm)
With the TurboTax State
Editions you will need to search for a file with your
state in it (w_state) replace "state" with the
name of the state software that you downloaded. Example, search for w_michigan to find your TurboTax
Michigan state tax software download.
Locating your TurboTax Software Download for Mac
Again you should save it to your desktop so that you can locate your
Mac TurboTax Download
file. Otherwise, you can also search for its filename:
Use the (m_turbotax) term
to search for TurboTax Basic, Deluxe, Premier, and Home &
Business downloaded files on your computer
To locate TurboTax State
downloads, search for the term (m_state) with the word "state"
replace by the name of your state. Example, search for m_wisconsin to find your TurboTax
Wisconsin state tax software download.
Download and CD Installation Software Versions
TurboTax Downloadable and CD
Software Versions offer solutions to those that don't always
have internet connections when they want to work on their tax
you have purchased a downloadable version of your TurboTax tax
software choice from turbotax.com, you
are allowed to re-download it as many times as you need for up to 3 years after
purchase date. To do this, simply:
Sign in to your TurboTax
account and re-download the product you previously purchased.
To install your downloaded
If you get Unknown file type
warning when attempting to install you software,
right-click the downloaded file and choose Rename, then add the .exe
extension to the end
of the file name and press Enter. You should be able to proceed with the installation
Download time varies based on the edition you purchased and speed of
your internet connection. It is recommend that you use a wired broadband connection when
downloading your TurboTax CD/Download software file for speed
The table below shows the estimated download times based on
connection and file type.
5 min, 35 sec
7 min, 25 sec
5 hrs, 41 min
1 min, 25 sec
1 min, 53 sec
1 hr, 27 min
5 min, 28 sec
7 min, 15 sec
5 hrs, 33 min
1 min, 45 sec
2 min, 14 sec
1 hr, 43 min
Note: Please understand that these estimated times are based on connection speeds of 2.048 Mbps
1.544 Mbps for DSL, and 33.6 Kbps for dial-up.
Depending on your service your actual connection speed may be faster or
slower. You can use
the Internet to "test connection speeds". A good site for
this is Speedtest.net - The
Global Broadband Speed Test that will help you determine your actual connection speed.
State file sizes and download times vary. Times given are based on the largest
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