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How many computers can a turbotax installed on using one serial number?

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MinhT1
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How many computers can a turbotax installed on using one serial number?

You can install TurboTax CD/Download on up to five different computers. Each installed copy can prepare different returns.

 

PLease read this TurboTax Help topic for more information.

 

@manbeing @VolvoGirl   I have edited my answer. Thank you.

 

Edited 03/10/2020  |  11:15 AM PST

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How many computers can a turbotax installed on using one serial number?

You can install the Desktop program on 5 computers.   Can I install on more than 1 computer?
https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/installing/help/can-i-install-turbotax-on-more-than-one-computer/0...

 

With the Desktop version you can prepare and print unlimited federal and unlimited state returns and efile up to 5 federal for free (IRS limit). And it has what if scenarios and you can see and enter directly into the actual forms. State is currently $24.99 each to efile but it is free to print and mail unlimited returns.

How many computers can a turbotax installed on using one serial number?

@MinhT1   That link you posted is for Canada.

How many computers can a turbotax installed on using one serial number?

I installed once in my computer and my computer had an issue that I have to reformat my computer. Then I lost the turbotax software in my computer. I have not even filed yet, does it consider I used one installation?

cf1133
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How many computers can a turbotax installed on using one serial number?

for 2020 Turbo tax Home & Business,  can it be installed for 5 PCs at home? 

(I know it is 5 PCs for 2019 version) 

Thanks

Frank

How many computers can a turbotax installed on using one serial number?

Yes ----you are still limited to a TOTAL of five federal e-files.  More than five---print sign and mail them.

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How many computers can a turbotax installed on using one serial number?

yes, it can be installed on 5 PCs but per the licensing agreement, that is 5 PCs YOU own....no sharing of the software outside your ownership is technically permitted. 

 

why would you want to install it on 5 computers in that your own? what is the value? just curious. 

Anonymous
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How many computers can a turbotax installed on using one serial number?

be wary of unauthorized sellers.   what they can do is buy a legit copy and then make illegal copies of the CD. then they can sell to 5 customers who will be able to activate only once.  

How many computers can a turbotax installed on using one serial number?

Do I need a CD drive, or can I download the program on 5 computers directly from Turbo Tax after purchasing at Costco?  Can it be downloaded to both Windows and a Mac computer?

How many computers can a turbotax installed on using one serial number?

That was true for Turbotax 2019. I just got off the phone with Turbotax support, and Turbotax for the tax year 2020 can only be installed on 1 computer.

Reference to case number: [number removed]

How many computers can a turbotax installed on using one serial number?

Not that's wrong.  It hasn't changed.  You can install 2020 on 5 computers you own.  Either you misunderstood Support or they misunderstood you.

 

@dinger2625  Yes you can download it.

 

How to download Turbo Tax instead of using the CD

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/installing/help/i-bought-the-cd-but-my-computer-doesn-t-have-a-cd-...

How many computers can a turbotax installed on using one serial number?

sorry - you were given incorrect information. This is the link to the 2020 license agreement

 

https://turbotax.intuit.com/corp/license/desktop.jsp

2. Supplemental License Grant and Restrictions.

In addition to the General License Grant you may: (i) install and use a copy of the Software on up to five (5) computers owned by you (at home or at work); (ii) use the Software only to prepare, print and/or electronically file your federal 2020 tax year returns and related state tax returns as described below; (iii) make one backup copy of the Software for your personal use as permitted under this license grant. Any software that is delivered by electronic transmission (regardless of whether a replacement copy is ordered) shall be deemed delivered on the date that Intuit makes such program available for download.

How many computers can a turbotax installed on using one serial number?

@ttlongtimeuser   

You can install the Turbo Tax Desktop program on up to 5 computers you own.  See the 2020 License, scroll down to Section B, #2

https://turbotax.intuit.com/corp/license/desktop.jsp

 

"In addition to the General License Grant you may: (i) install and use a copy of the Software on up to five (5) computers owned by you (at home or at work);..."

How many computers can a turbotax installed on using one serial number?

@VolvoGirl    Thank You, I am glad to hear that.  However, Intuit person (1-800-446-8848) told me today otherwise.  Reference to case number: [removed]    I like your answer better and will try to install it on my laptop and my desktop and will see what happens.     

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