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kcm
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What is your estimate for the availability of Turbotax 2018 showing up in my order, # QSTC3820065 ? I note that it was supposed to be available yesterday.

 
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Critter
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What is your estimate for the availability of Turbotax 2018 showing up in my order, # QSTC3820065 ? I note that it was supposed to be available yesterday.

TT started releasing the 2018 downloads on 11/7 but there were several issues so I suspect they paused them until corrections can be made ... see the error messages below that were posted on the first day ... so you are not missing out on anything but headaches ... be patient while things are fixed ...

 

 

When can I expect to receive my TurboTax Advantage order?

When can I expect to receive my TurboTax Advantage order?

When can I expect to receive my TurboTax Advantage order?

TurboTax Advantage orders start processing early November and CDs are shipped by mid-November. Check your order status here.

If you ordered TurboTax on a CD, you also get a downloadable version for both Windows and Mac. To access your download, sign in to your TurboTax Advantage account and look for My Downloads.

 

A LOT of the program is not functional yet mostly due to the IRS not being ready ... they have not issued final forms or instructions for many things so the software companies "punt" for right now until the true game can commence ...

 My Personal 2 cents worth ....

This happens every year ... folks are in such a hurry to buy and drive a product that has no engine, tires or a steering wheel and are surprised that the vehicle doesn't work or get them anywhere.  The ONLY reason that TT puts out an incomplete program is to grab market share because some people are eager enough to buy an advance copy of a non operational program at a price that is higher than if they waited and bought it later in the tax year from a reputable reseller.

These first releases of the program are usually very buggy ( you are the beta testers even if you don't know it) and will require MANY updates before it becomes fully functional which usually will not happen until late January or sometime in February depending on the forms you need.  So patience will be needed as the IRS has not even announced when the 2019 filing season will start

 

This  past tax year, not only did the IRS have to rewrite a ton of tax code due to the late changes made in Dec of 2017  but the fools in Congress required they also toss out all the old form 1040 forms  for the new "1040 Simplified" version ( which is anything but simplified since it adds 6 new schedules) and  all these changes have the IRS way behind the normal timeline so expect things to not only run late but they will be VERY BUGGY so the smart money is on the patient person who waits to file until most of the errors have been corrected.  Last time this happened many of the early filers had their returns lost or delayed for months so don't be in a hurry to jump off that cliff.

 

 

 

"Error 404 indicates that the web page cannot be found.   Since the 2018 software was just released there would not be any updates available and TurboTax probably does not have the website for updates active.  

You can turn off automatic check for updates by clicking on Online at the top of the desktop program screen.  Click on Updater Preferences.  Choose another option other than Automatic.

Wait for about a week and then change back to Automatic as the Update website should be available."   

 

  TurboTax 2018 Prior Year PDF Upload Error 400 Server Error

Users of TurboTax 2018 for Windows, when attempting to upload their Prior year PDF copy of their tax file will receive a 400 Server Error.

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We are working on a resolution to this error message. Please click here to receive updates regarding resolution

 

 

TurboTax 2018 Desktop 404 Error When Downloading State Update

Some TurboTax Desktop 2018 users may experience a 404 Error when attempting to download or update their State product.

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At this time this error message is due to the State products not being available. We are working to change the error message to better align with the fact that the state product is not available to download or update. Once the State is available the error messaging will no longer show.

States become available for Download and updates in TurboTax at varying times between December and March. Keep track of the state forms availability by visiting the related articles below for Personal and Business Taxes.


Dorispenton2
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What is your estimate for the availability of Turbotax 2018 showing up in my order, # QSTC3820065 ? I note that it was supposed to be available yesterday.

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