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ponglightdrop
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When can we start entering 2020 data, where do I get 2020 started if it is possible. Can we work on our forms early and gather stuff as it comes in?

 
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VolvoGirl
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When can we start entering 2020 data, where do I get 2020 started if it is possible. Can we work on our forms early and gather stuff as it comes in?

The Desktop CD/Download program usually comes out in early November.  The Online Personal versions open in December.  Keep checking back.  After Oct 15 the current year programs move to the past year product page and the next year programs will say Pre-Order until available.

 

Buy the personal Desktop CD/Download programs here

https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/cd-download/

 

Or You can pre-order next year’s CD or Download here by signing up for an Advantage Account.  What is the advantage of Turbo Tax Advantage

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/choosing-a-product/help/what-s-the-advantage-of-turbotax-advantage

 

Sign up for Advantage here

https://accounts-tax.intuit.com/turbotaxadvantage/signup

 

In December you can start a Online return here

https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/online/ 

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VolvoGirl
Level 15

When can we start entering 2020 data, where do I get 2020 started if it is possible. Can we work on our forms early and gather stuff as it comes in?

The Desktop CD/Download program usually comes out in early November.  The Online Personal versions open in December.  Keep checking back.  After Oct 15 the current year programs move to the past year product page and the next year programs will say Pre-Order until available.

 

Buy the personal Desktop CD/Download programs here

https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/cd-download/

 

Or You can pre-order next year’s CD or Download here by signing up for an Advantage Account.  What is the advantage of Turbo Tax Advantage

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/choosing-a-product/help/what-s-the-advantage-of-turbotax-advantage

 

Sign up for Advantage here

https://accounts-tax.intuit.com/turbotaxadvantage/signup

 

In December you can start a Online return here

https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/online/ 

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

When can we start entering 2020 data, where do I get 2020 started if it is possible. Can we work on our forms early and gather stuff as it comes in?

The 2020 software will not be available until sometime in mid to late November--maybe early December for online software.

**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.**
Carl
Level 15

When can we start entering 2020 data, where do I get 2020 started if it is possible. Can we work on our forms early and gather stuff as it comes in?

The only thing that is absolutely certain at this time, is that the online version fo TurboTax 2019 goes away permanently and forever on Oct15th. (Oct 20th for those that have a rejected efile on Oct 15th.

So after Oct20th that's when they programmers start preparing for the 2020 tax filing season. At best, the online version of TurboTax 2020 will be available in December at the earliest.

For the CD version if the past is anything t go on, the CD version will not be available for purchase until mid-December.

ponglightdrop
New Member

When can we start entering 2020 data, where do I get 2020 started if it is possible. Can we work on our forms early and gather stuff as it comes in?

Thank you! I was poking around thinking somewhere there would be a 2020 start page, it does make sense that the wizards need some time to do their wizardry to match up to current scenarios! Guess I need to stop chomping!!

ponglightdrop
New Member

When can we start entering 2020 data, where do I get 2020 started if it is possible. Can we work on our forms early and gather stuff as it comes in?

It now makes sense! I'm a bit too eager to knock it out and tackle it as things are fresh on my mind!! Thank You!

ponglightdrop
New Member

When can we start entering 2020 data, where do I get 2020 started if it is possible. Can we work on our forms early and gather stuff as it comes in?

Thank You. Looks like the best and concise quick links! Thank you. After reading replies I realize the wizards need time to make the calculations fit the current year rules and all that gobble tee guck!!!! Thanks again!

xmasbaby0
Level 15

When can we start entering 2020 data, where do I get 2020 started if it is possible. Can we work on our forms early and gather stuff as it comes in?

And....please do not be so hot to trot that you try to e-file the minute the software starts allowing it.  Every year at the beginning of the tax season there are people so eager to file they file too soon---and then more W-2's, 1099's etc. arrive in the mail.   Employers have until the end of January to issue W-2's, and there are a lot of other documents that will not arrive in your mailbox until sometime in February.  It's great that you want to get your stuff together and be organized---but be careful and make sure you have everything before you file.

**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.**
Carl
Level 15

When can we start entering 2020 data, where do I get 2020 started if it is possible. Can we work on our forms early and gather stuff as it comes in?

That's the primary reason why I never e-file my return before March 15th. It's inevitable that I will get a 1099-MISC in the mail. Additionally, I like to give time for program errors to be found and fixed with an update, before I go e-filing my return.

The eager beavers usually end up amending, while the patient ones can get their taxes done with time to spare and not have to deal with it for that tax year ever again.

 

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