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  • Will TurboTax 2019 work on Windows 7 machines?

    Posted on January 10th, 2020 at 07:30 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Interesting question from CP:

    I just saw that turbotax 2019 only supports win 8.0 and above. What option do us win 7 users have? Will it still work with win 7?

    The Intuit TurboTax support site includes this assertion:

    At Intuit, the security of our customers’ data is a top priority. To help customers safeguard their personal information, like their Social Security number and bank account information, we strongly recommend that TurboTax and QuickBooks desktop customers using Windows 7 upgrade their operating system before installing their product. Microsoft is recommending that Windows 7 users upgrade to Windows 10.

    TurboTax for tax year 2019 and QuickBooks 2020 will install on Windows 7 (Service Pack 1 or later) PCs. However, we strongly recommend upgrading your operating system before installing these products.

    TurboTax has come under a lot of fire lately. For example, see this article from ProPublica Inside TurboTax’s 20-Year Fight to Stop Americans From Filing Their Taxes for Free and the follow-up IRS Reforms Free File Program, Drops Agreement Not to Compete With TurboTax.

    The decision to drop Win7 support next year isn’t going to make them any friends.