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msnyder
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Do I still get free filings from a secondhand copy of TurboTax Premier?

If someone has already used a copy of TurboTax Premier to file 5 free federal returns, can I buy it and use it to file 5 returns for free also?

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SteamTrain
Level 15

Do I still get free filings from a secondhand copy of TurboTax Premier?

It isn't ethical for them to sell, or give it to anyone else.

Don't take part in any such transaction.

____________*Answers are correct to the best of my knowledge when posted, but should not be considered to be legal or official tax advice.*

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SteamTrain
Level 15

Do I still get free filings from a secondhand copy of TurboTax Premier?

It isn't ethical for them to sell, or give it to anyone else.

Don't take part in any such transaction.

____________*Answers are correct to the best of my knowledge when posted, but should not be considered to be legal or official tax advice.*
msnyder
New Member

Do I still get free filings from a secondhand copy of TurboTax Premier?

If the other person has uninstalled it from his/her computer, I don't see why it's unethical.  My original question still stands, however.
SteamTrain
Level 15

Do I still get free filings from a secondhand copy of TurboTax Premier?

The terms of software  purchase and use specifically indicate that it is for use only on the original purchaser's own computers, and no one else's
____________*Answers are correct to the best of my knowledge when posted, but should not be considered to be legal or official tax advice.*
xmasbaby0
Level 15

Do I still get free filings from a secondhand copy of TurboTax Premier?

It will be interesting to see what happens. I suspect there is some coding within the software that will prevent it.
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Do I still get free filings from a secondhand copy of TurboTax Premier?

The five return limit is not just a TurboTax rule -- it is the law.
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msnyder
New Member

Do I still get free filings from a secondhand copy of TurboTax Premier?

SteamTrain--Ah, I didn't realize that the TOS specified use only for the original purchaser.  And xmasbaby0--yes, that also makes sense.  Thanks to both of you!
SteamTrain
Level 15

Do I still get free filings from a secondhand copy of TurboTax Premier?

Maybe no longer necessary...but here's some of it:

"2.2 You acknowledge and agree that the Software is licensed, not sold. You agree not to use, nor permit any third party to use, the Software in a manner that violates any applicable law, regulation or this Agreement. You agree you will not:

• Provide access to or give the Software or any part of the Software to any third party;
• Reproduce, duplicate, modify, copy, sell, trade, lease, rent or resell the Software;
• Transfer your license to the Software to any other party;"
____________*Answers are correct to the best of my knowledge when posted, but should not be considered to be legal or official tax advice.*
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