Will TurboTax Run on Your Computer?
TurboTax runs best on systems with these minimum specs
TurboTax can run on many different computer platforms, from PCs to Macs to even mobile devices such as iPads, iPhones and Android phones and tablets. If you install TurboTax on your desktop, laptop or mobile device, check that your system meets the minimum requirements to ensure it will run smoothly. This includes checking the operating system version number for both computers and mobile devices.
The TurboTax minimum system requirements will depend on the year of the tax software you are using and if you're using a Windows or Mac system.
Take a look at the system requirements below to find out if TurboTax will run on your computer or mobile device.
Computer Doesn't Meet Specs? Try TurboTax Online
If your computer or device doesn't meet the TurboTax minimum specifications for the installed version of the software or app, if you can run a web browser, you may be able to use the online version of TurboTax, which does not require an installation of software.
Windows: TurboTax Minimum System Requirements
Users on Windows Vista or later must have administrator rights to install and run TurboTax.
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Note: The Microsoft .NET 4 client is required to run TurboTax, and users who do not have this installed should account for an additional 1.5 GB of required space to install this component.
Mac: TurboTax Minimum System Requirements
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For Windows and Mac: An inkjet or laser printer is required if you want to print your tax return or other forms. Adobe Reader 8.0 or higher to view or print your tax forms. TurboTax 2015 requires Adobe Reader 10 or higher.
iOS App: iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
- iOS 8.0 or later is required
- 107 MB of space required to install
- Android 4.1 or later required
- 44 MB of space required to install