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Minimum system requirements for TurboTax Windows software

SOLVEDby TurboTax12875Updated 3 weeks ago

Here are the minimum system requirements for TurboTax Desktop software for Windows, 2020–2023.

Note: TurboTax Desktop Business is Windows only.

Operating system

  • 2023: Windows 10 (64-bit) or later
  • 2022: Windows 10 or later
  • 2021: Windows 8.1 or later
  • 2020: Windows 8 or later

Administrator rights are required to install and run TurboTax.

Hard drive space

  • 2022–2023: 1 GB for TurboTax (plus up to 4.5 GB for Microsoft .NET 4.8 if not already installed)
  • 2020–2021: 1 GB for TurboTax (plus up to 4.5 GB for Microsoft .NET 4.5.2 if not already installed)


  • 2 GB or more recommended

CD/DVD drive if installing from the CD.

Internet connection

  • 2020–2023: 1 Mbps modem (broadband connection highly recommended). Required for product activation, software updates and optional online features

Monitor resolution: 1024x768 or higher recommended

Third-party software

  • Microsoft .NET 4.8 (included with TurboTax Installer)


  • Any Windows-compatible inkjet or laser printer (if you want to print your tax return or any tax forms)
  • Administrator rights required

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