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How To Uninstall TurboTax on Mac

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Are you looking to delete an outdated TurboTax version because it has affected your Mac’s performance? Luckily, you can do so with certain workarounds.

Quick Answer

To uninstall TurboTax on a Mac, open Finder, head to “Go” > “Downloads,” and locate the installation files of TurboTax. Click to open them, Select the uninstaller file, and follow the on-screen instructions.

Below, we have written a comprehensive step-by-step guide on uninstalling TurboTax on a Mac.

Reasons To Uninstall TurboTax on Mac

There are multiple reasons you may choose to uninstall TurboTax on a Mac, and here are a few of them.

  • You no longer use TurboTax, and it has occupied space on your Mac.
  • You have an outdated version of TurboTax.
  • The application has been glitching and needs to be reinstalled.
  • The application has been causing other programs to crash on your Mac.

Uninstalling TurboTax on Mac

If you’re struggling with uninstalling TurboTax on a mac, our 5 step-by-step methods will help you accomplish this task without breaking a sweat!

Method #1: Uninstalling TurboTax Manually

To uninstall TurboTax on a Mac manually, follow these steps.

Step #1: Quitting TurboTax

In the first step, open Finder from the Dock, click “Applications,” and select “Utilities.” Now, choose “Activity Monitor” and search for the TurboTax program. Click the program and select the “X” icon on the top to quit the program. 

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Step #2: Moving TurboTax to Trash

In the second step, head to the Finder page and click “Applications.” Next, search for the TurboTax icon, press the right-click and select “Move To Trash.”

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Step #3: Deleting Leftover Files

In the next step, open Finder again, click “Go,” and select “Go to Folder.” Type in the path name of “TurboTax” in the field and click “Go.” Select all leftover files and delete them to remove any trace of TurboTax on your Mac.

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Step #4: Emptying the Trash

Finally, click the trash icon in the Dock, select “Empty,” choose “Empty Trash,” and you’re done!

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Method #2: Using the TurboTax Built-In Uninstaller

  1. Open Finder.
  2. Click “Go.”
  3. Select “Downloads.”
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  4. Choose the TurboTax installation file.
  5. Select the TurboTax Uninstaller by double-clicking from the mouse.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions, and that’s about it!

Method #3: Using Launchpad

  1. Open Launchpad.
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  2. Search for TurboTax.
  3. Hold the TurboTax icon by clicking on it for 5 seconds.
  4. Select “X.’”
  5. Choose “Delete,” and you’re done!

Method #4: Using Osx Uninstaller

  1. Download Osx Uninstaller.
  2. Launch the software on your Mac and click the TurboTax icon.
  3. Select “Run Analysis.”
  4. Choose “Complete Uninstall.”
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  5. Click “Yes,” and you’re done!

Method #5: Using PowerMyMac

  1. Download PowerMyMac.
  2. Launch the program.
  3. Click “Uninstaller.”
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  4. Select “Scan.”
  5. Choose “TurboTax.”
  6. Click “Clean.”
  7. Restart your Mac, and that’s it!

Reinstalling TurboTax on Mac

If you want to reinstall the latest version of TurboTax on your Mac, follow these steps.

  1. Insert the TurboTax program CD/DVD into the Mac CD drive.
  2. Click the “TurboTax.dmg” file and follow the on-screen instructions to reinstall the program.
  3. Launch the program and enter the license code mentioned on the CD box.
  4. Select “Continue,” and you’re done!


In this guide, we’ve discussed how to uninstall TurboTax on a Mac. We have also discussed why you should uninstall the program and how to reinstall it if you want the updated version on your Mac.

Hopefully, your problem is resolved in this article, and you can now get rid of the corrupted TurboTax version without facing further issues!

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if my TurboTax screen is frozen on my Mac?

You can reboot your Mac if the TurboTax program is unresponsive. Locate the power button on the Mac and hold it for a few seconds until the device shuts down. Then, wait 45-60 seconds, hit the power button again to restart it, launch Turbo Tax, and see if this fixes the issue. 

What can I do if TurboTax won’t open on a Mac after reinstallation?

If TurboTax is showing an error after reinstallation, click “Show in Finder” in the error message. 

Next, right-click the TurboTax file and select “Open.” A pop-up window will appear with the message “TurboTax can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.” Select “Open” in the pop-up window and wait for the program to open without further issues. 

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