Download the TurboTax Online products are similar and both cover most tax conditions. The most of clients select TurboTax Online to confidently file their taxes.
Here are the big differences between the two:
- If you file online, all of your information stored on our secure servers. If you havethe CD/Download, you need to save and store your own tax return.
- With TurboTax Online, you can work on your taxes from any computer or mobile device with Internet access. With the CD/Download, you install TurboTax on your PCand you can do your taxes without the Internet connection.
- The CD/Download product is a better overall value for people who prepare tax returns for their friends and family. It permits you to prepare and print unlimited federal returns and e-file up to five at no extra costor fees.
There are some tax conditions that TurboTax Online does not cover. If you want to file corporate, estate/trust returns, and partnership returns, you will need to use the TurboTax CD/Download products.
This article will teach you how to download the TurboTax software package that best suits your necessity.
- Visit the TurboTax comparison page to compare the different software packages.
- Click the “Buy Now” button for the product of your choosing.
- Select the “Download for Windows” or “Download for Mac” option depending on the operating system you want to run the software on. The Windows download currently supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, while the Mac download supports Mac OS X 10.4 or higher. Look fortheless system requirements for running the TurboTax software. Be sure your PC has these requirements before continuing with your product purchase.
- Click on the “Add to Cart” button to start the Turbotax BT download. Click the “Yes, Sign Me Up” button and follow the on-screen instructions. If not, click the “No, Thank You” button to skip the offer and continue with your download.
- Review your order and click the “Checkout” button to proceed with your order. You can optionally increase or decrease the quantity if you are interested in purchasing more than one copy of the software.
- Sign in at the right of the checkout page using the user ID and password associated with your TurboTax account. If you do not have an account, enter your email, billing information, and create account information. Click the “Continue Checkout” button when you’re finished.
- Enter your credit card information and click the “Continue Checkout” button to complete the purchase.
- Review your order. Click the “Edit” link in any section to edit any of your information or download options.
- Click the “Place Order” button to complete the purchase and download the TurboTax software.
The downloadable and disc versions allow e-filing up to five individual tax returns. You can print and email-file as many tax returns as you want with the downloadable and disc versions.
Tax Records Storage
TurboTax’s save your tax return data locally on your PC. You can copy and backup the save files and .pdf copies of your tax returns manually. You can done this on external drives, through cloud storage and by email.