TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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What are the advantages of the TurboTax CD/Download software over the Online version?

We happen to like them both, but we recommend the TurboTax CD/Download software if you want to:

  • Create multiple returns for family members (it's usually cheaper);
  • File separate state returns for married spouses, especially in community property states;
  • Play around with different tax scenarios;
  • Access Forms Mode;
  • Have complete control over the storage of your tax return and tax data file.

There are some situations that only the CD/Download software can handle, such as:

  • Preparing or amending prior-year returns;
  • Data imports from Quicken and QuickBooks;
  • Downloading more than 500 stock transactions;
  • Corporation, S-Corporation, Partnership, Estate, and Trust returns (these are handled in TurboTax Business).