TurboTax HelpTurboTax HelpIntuit

Do I need to buy a new TurboTax program every year?

SOLVEDby TurboTax410Updated January 04, 2022

Because there isn't a way to update your prior-year tax software to handle the 2021 tax laws, you'll need to purchase TurboTax 2021 if you want to use TurboTax to prepare this year's taxes.

In addition, we have to stop supporting old operating systems (for example Windows XP and Mac OS X v10.9) when their manufacturers no longer support them either. These kinds of structural program changes cannot be handled in an update.

Welcome back! And thanks for choosing TurboTax.

Was this helpful?

You must sign in to vote, reply, or post
TurboTax Desktop BasicTurboTax Desktop BusinessTurboTax Desktop DeluxeTurboTax Desktop Home and BusinessTurboTax Desktop PremierTurboTax Live BasicTurboTax Live DeluxeTurboTax Live Full Service BasicTurboTax Live Full Service Complex IncomeTurboTax Live Full Service Complex Self-EmployedTurboTax Live Full Service DeluxeTurboTax Live Full Service PremierTurboTax Live Full Service Self-employedTurboTax Live PremierTurboTax Live Self-employedTurboTax Mobile Apps DeluxeTurboTax Mobile Apps FreeTurboTax Mobile Apps PremierTurboTax Mobile Apps Self-employedTurboTax Online DeluxeTurboTax Online FreeTurboTax Online PremierTurboTax Online Self-employed
Dynamic AdsDynamic Ads