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How do I install the TurboTax software for Mac?

SOLVEDby TurboTaxTurboTax Mac353Updated March 05, 2022

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

  1. Insert your CD into your Mac's CD/DVD drive or double-click your TurboTax download's .dmg file, which will mount a virtual drive on your desktop. The drive should automatically open
  2. Follow the directions in the pop-up window to drag the red TurboTax checkmark icon to the Applications folder in the pop-up window
    • Don't drag it to the Applications folder that's already on your Mac. It needs to go into the Applications folder in the pop-up
  3. When you get to the Your product is installed, now let's activate it, screen, enter your license code in the License code box
  4. Select continue to complete installation
    • It’s a 16-character combination of letters and numbers (XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX) that can be found on your CD box insert, envelope, or packing slip, or in your Download confirmation email and/or order history. Need help finding it? Go here
    • Note: The 2019 product has a 14-character code that looks like this: XXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

You're done! To open your program, double-click TurboTax in the Applications folder. Ensure that you are running the program from the Applications folder, not from the mounted virtual drive or CD.

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