Open TurboTax

Why sign in to the Community?

  • Submit a question
  • Check your notifications
or and start working on your taxes
Announcements
Your taxes, your way. Get expert help or do it yourself. >> Get started
Close icon
Do you have a TurboTax Online account?

We'll help you get started or pick up where you left off.

cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
kellybarley123
New Member

Can I have one account for a family?

 
1 Best answer

Accepted Solutions
AndreaC1
Level 9

Can I have one account for a family?

If you are using the Online version, you would have to do a new, separate online account (with a different user ID) for each federal return you want to prepare and purchase for each (if you need to use a paid version of the online software). If you do another return under the same username, it will override the one you already filed and lose everything for that return. 

You can still use your same email address (for up to 5 online accounts) if you want to get notifications, but the username must be a new one for each online account you create. 

The CD/Download (desktop version) product is a better overall value for people who prepare tax returns for their friends and family. This one will allow you to prepare and print unlimited federal returns and e-file up to five at no extra cost. You can find the desktop versions here https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/cd-download/   

View solution in original post

1 Reply
AndreaC1
Level 9

Can I have one account for a family?

If you are using the Online version, you would have to do a new, separate online account (with a different user ID) for each federal return you want to prepare and purchase for each (if you need to use a paid version of the online software). If you do another return under the same username, it will override the one you already filed and lose everything for that return. 

You can still use your same email address (for up to 5 online accounts) if you want to get notifications, but the username must be a new one for each online account you create. 

The CD/Download (desktop version) product is a better overall value for people who prepare tax returns for their friends and family. This one will allow you to prepare and print unlimited federal returns and e-file up to five at no extra cost. You can find the desktop versions here https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/cd-download/   

About Community

Learn about taxes, budgeting, saving, borrowing, reducing debt, investing, and planning for retirement.

3.48m
Members

2.6m
Discussions

Manage cookies
v