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Activating TurboTax CD/Download software

The TurboTax CD/Download has a unique license code that is required to verify your software license and complete installation. It’s a 14-character combination of letters and numbers (XXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX) that can be found:

  • On your CD box insert, envelope, or packing slip; or 
  • In your Download confirmation email and/or order history.

Enter it in the License code box on the activation screen, and select Continue to complete installation. 

You’ll only need to enter it and validate the first time you install on a computer. You can, however, install the software on up to five of your computers using the same license code. If you need more, you’ll need to purchase another TurboTax license.

If you need help installing, we can help with Windows and Mac .

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