Do I need to buy a new TurboTax program every year?
Yes. Because TurboTax is built for a specific tax year, you'll need TurboTax 2017 to file your 2017 tax return. There is no way to update your TurboTax 2016 (or earlier) software to handle the 2017 tax law requirements.
Tax laws change, tax forms get updated, and new forms are created.
We also work hard to improve TurboTax so that your 2017 tax preparation experience is better and even easier than last year's.
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