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Turbo tax program download to on line program 2020 tax year

 
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Level 15

Turbo tax program download to on line program 2020 tax year

Are you asking if you can transfer your 2019 tax data from desktop software to the online software for your 2020 return?  You will be able to do that, but not yet.  Online for 2020 returns is not ready yet.  It will be available in early December.

 

Unless your operating system cannot support desktop software for 2020, why would you switch to the inferior online software?  If you are used to desktop software you are probably not going to like online.  Online is not as easy to navigate, lacks Forms mode and lacks the "what if" features.

 

When you use Online TurboTax, you get one return per fee.  Each return needs its own account and user ID.   If you use the same account and user ID for a second return, you overwrite the first one and lose it forever.

When you use Desktop TurboTax, which you install from a CD or download to your own hard drive, you can prepare and e-file multiple returns for the cost of the software.  You can e-file up to 5 Federal returns—more if you mail the additional ones.  If you have multiple returns to prepare for family members, Desktop is more cost effective.

 

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2750704-what-are-the-advantages-of-the-turbotax-cd-download-softwa...

 

 

 

How to transfer last year’s return? https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900883

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
Returning Member

Turbo tax program download to on line program 2020 tax year

Thanks I am having trouble with the down load from turbo tax thought it would help to go that way {on line} but sounds like I was wrong. I will keep trying to get the down load to work. Never had this much trouble before. Not to sure I like this down load. Have tried so many things to get now I am really lost. They didn't make it easy for just the normal person to get it and down load. Maybe I should just buy the desk and try that.

Level 15

Turbo tax program download to on line program 2020 tax year

Okay so you are not asking about switching from desktop to online after all.  You are trying to download 2020 desktop software.  Are you trying to download to a PC or a Mac?  Does your computer meet the system requirements?

 

Access your downloads here

https://shop.turbotax.intuit.com/commerce/account/secure/login.jsp?pagecontext=download

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-topics/help/activating-turbotax-cd-download-software/00/852971

 

 

To find your license code:

 https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-topics/help/i-can-t-find-my-license-code/01/852973

 

System Requirements   2020 Desktop TurboTax

 

Minimum requirements for your computer

Below are the minimum requirements for TurboTax Federal 2020 software. Product activation required via Internet. Download option requires free online Intuit account.

Windows® CD/Download Products

Operating Systems

  • Windows 8 or later (Windows 7 not supported)

RAM

  • 2 GB or more recommended

Hard Disk Space

  • 1 GB for TurboTax (plus up to 4.5 GB for Microsoft .NET 4.5.2 if not already installed)

Monitor

  • 1024x768 or higher recommended

Third Party Software

  • Microsoft .NET 4.5.2 (included with TurboTax Installer)

Internet Connection

  • 1 Mbps modem (Broadband connection highly recommended). Required for product activation, software updates and optional online features

Printer

  • Any Windows-compatible inkjet or laser printer

 

Administrative rights required

 

 

 

Mac CD/Download Products

Operating Systems

  • macOS Mojave 10.14 or later

RAM

  • 2 GB or more recommended

Hard Disk Space

  • 1 GB for TurboTax

Monitor

  • 1024x768 or higher recommended

Internet Connection

  • 1 Mbps modem (Broadband connection highly recommended). Required for product activation, software updates and optional online features

Printer

  • Any Macintosh-compatible inkjet or laser printer

 

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
Level 15

Turbo tax program download to on line program 2020 tax year

What problems are you having trying to download?  Actually it should be easier to download than use the CD.  

 

Access your downloads here

https://shop.turbotax.intuit.com/commerce/account/secure/login.jsp?pagecontext=download

 

How to download your software purchase

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/installing/help/how-do-i-download-the-software-i-purchased-at-turb...

 

 

Find your Windows Desktop download

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/installing/help/find-your-turbotax-for-windows-software-download/0...

 

 

How to install Turbo Tax on Windows

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/refund-status/help/how-do-i-install-the-turbotax-software-for-wind...

 

If you are having trouble downloading to Windows

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/installing/help/troubleshoot-turbotax-for-windows-download-issues/...

 

I downloaded to Windows last year.  This was my experience.  I logged into my account and went to Downloads.  I first clicked on Copy Code then on the download. After it downloaded I clicked on the exe file.  Got a little worried when it didn't ask to Activate when installing.  But when it was done I clicked on Launch Now and the first thing the Activate box popped up and I did Ctrl+V to paste the code and it worked! 

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Turbo tax program download to on line program 2020 tax year

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Turbo tax program download to on line program 2020 tax year

I did the download of 2020 TT Premier but cant activate it? Wont accept the License Code provided. Keep getting Error Code 605. Any suggestions?

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