Install the TurboTax CD/Download software for Mac
Installing TurboTax software on a Mac is an easy, 2-step process:
(Download versions) Double-click the downloaded TurboTax .dmg file, which will mount a virtual drive onto your desktop. The drive should then automatically open.
(CD versions) Insert your TurboTax CD into your Mac's CD/DVD drive.
- Follow the simple directions in the pop-up window to drag the red TurboTax "checkmark" icon to the Applications folder in the pop-up window.
- Important! Don't drag it outside the pop-up window to your actual Applications folder or any other location, as this will cause problems when using your TurboTax for Mac program.
- Unlike the Windows version, there is no separate installer program.
Once you've completed this step, you've successfully installed TurboTax for Mac!
To open TurboTax, double-click Applications > TurboTax. When you're ready to work on your state tax return, TurboTax will walk you through the TurboTax State installation process.
Note: Ensure that you are running the program from the Applications folder, not from the mounted virtual drive or CD.