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TurboTaxSoftware 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.

Locating your TurboTax Software Download for Mac Apple Computers

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:

TurboTax Download and CD Installation Software Versions

The 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 return.

Once you have purchased a downloadable version of your TurboTax tax software choice from, you are allowed to re-download it as many times as you need for up to 3 years after the purchase date. To do this, simply:

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 advantages.

The table below shows the estimated download times based on connection and file type.


File Size




Mac: TurboTax
86 MB

5 min, 35 sec

7 min, 25 sec

5 hrs, 41 min

Mac: TurboTax
22 MB*

1 min, 25 sec

1 min, 53 sec

1 hr, 27 min

Win: TurboTax
84 MB

5 min, 28 sec

7 min, 15 sec

5 hrs, 33 min

Win: TurboTax
26 MB*

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 for cable, 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 - 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 state program.