TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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How do I update TurboTax if I have the CD/download edition?

Updating TurboTax does not update TurboTax for a prior tax year to TurboTax for the current tax year. Learn what TurboTax updates are and why you should perform updates.

If your computer is connected to the Internet, TurboTax automatically checks for updates. If an update is available, TurboTax will ask if you want to install it.

For prior tax years (2014 or earlier), TurboTax does not automatically check for updates. Instead, it will ask you if you want to check for updates.

To ensure that you have the latest tax information and product updates, we strongly recommend that you check for updates to TurboTax before preparing and filing tax returns.

Steps to check if an update is available for TurboTax

Before you begin: Ensure that TurboTax is open and your computer is connected to the Internet.

  1. On the Help menu, click Check for Updates.

A dialog box appears to inform you if an update is available.

  1. Based on whether an update is available, do one of the following:
  • If there is no update available, click OK to close the dialog box.
  • If an update is available, select Yes and complete the instructions on the screen to automatically update your product.

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