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I need to file my 2019 and 2020 tax return and I purchased turbotax with CD and do not have a CD drive

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There are directions on the CD box.  If you can't find the directions, call the helpdesk for assistance.

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Thank you for your question!


That's OK you can download your software directly from TurboTax.

  1. Go to InstallTurboTax.com.
  2. Set up a TurboTax account if you don't already have one. If you do, sign in. (If you don’t remember your credentials, you can walk through our Account Recovery page to see if you already have an account.)
  3. Enter your license code in the pop up window.
    • It’s a 16-character combination of letters and numbers (XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX) that can be found on your CD box insert, envelope, or packing slip. (Note: The 2019 product has a 14-character code that looks like this: XXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX)
  4. Select your operating system, and select Get Download.
  5. Download your software and install.
    • When you get to the Your product is installed, now let's activate it screen, enter your license code in the License code box, and select Continue to complete installation.

If you need help installing, we can help with Windows and Mac.


The following link will provide you information needed to download both the 2019 and 2020 tax seasons 



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