TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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Minimum System Requirements for TurboTax Mac Software

Here are the minimum system requirements for TurboTax 2013 through 2016 software for Mac Basic, Deluxe, Premier, and Home & Business editions.

Note that after the 2016 tax year, Mac OS X v10.9 and v10.10 will no longer be supported.

Operating System

  • 2016: Mac OS X v10.9 or higher (64-bit required)
  • 2015: Mac OS X v10.9 or higher (64-bit required)
  • 2014: Mac OS X v10.7.5 or higher
  • 2013 and 2012: Mac OS X v10.6.8 or higher

Administrator Rights are required for TurboTax 2014 through current

Processor

  • 2016-2013: Multi-core Intel processor with 64-bit support

Hard Drive Space

  • 2016: 650 MB
  • 2015: 460 MB
  • 2014, 2013, and 2012: 330 MB plus another 30 MB if installing a state product

RAM

  • 2016: 1 GB
  • 2015: 2 GB
  • 2014, 2013, and 2012: 1 GB

Internet connection: At minimum, you'll need 56 Kbps to e-file and download program updates. Broadband is highly recommended.

Monitor resolution: 1024×768 minimum

Mac-compatible inkjet or laser printer if you want to print your tax return or any tax forms.

We no longer sell or support TurboTax for 2012 or earlier tax years.


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