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Manually Update TurboTax for Windows Software (Basic, Deluxe, Premier, Home & Business)

SOLVEDby TurboTaxTurboTax Windows1167Updated July 27, 2021

If you find you need to manually update either the Basic, Deluxe, Premier, Home or Business TurboTax for Windows Software, here's some instructions to get started.

If you're having trouble updating your TurboTax 2020 for Windows Individual software using the "Check for Updates" method, here's instructions for how you can get the latest federal program update:

  1. Close TurboTax and all other programs except this browser window.
  2. Select this link to download the 189 MB update.
  3. Save the update file to your Windows desktop.
  4. Double-click the update file w_perrelsuperpatch... on your desktop to install the manual update.

We don't offer manual updates for TurboTax state software. If you need to update your state, here are your options.

To manually update your prior-year TurboTax for Windows software, follow the same instructions as above, except substitute the tax year you need for Step 2:

2016 and earlier updates are not available, as these past-year versions are no longer supported.

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