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Error 190 when opening file in TurboTax Desktop

SOLVEDby TurboTax1591Updated January 16, 2024

You may receive the following error message when trying to open your file in TurboTax Desktop:

The tax return you are attempting to load contains one or more state tax forms which are not installed on this machine. Please install state(s) to continue.


  1. Select Start a New Return.
  2. Go to the State Taxes tab.
  3. Download the states you need.
    • There may be a fee if you need more than one state or if your version of TurboTax doesn't include one free state download.
  4. Close TurboTax.
  5. Reopen TurboTax.
  6. Open the file that generated the error.

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