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How to Get Started With TurboTax


Install TurboTax according to the instructions on the QuickStart card included with your program.


Register the program if you wish.


Open the Start menu and select Programs, then TurboTax for Windows 1999.


Click 1999 TurboTax for Windows to open the program.


Choose between EasyStep Interview and Forms Method.


Use Forms Method in TurboTax (tax year 1999) to prepare your return if you know exactly which forms you need and you don't need any help completing them. TurboTax will do the math for you.


Use EasyStep Interview to ensure that you are filing the correct forms and preparing them properly.


Read the Related eHow "How to Find Out About Tax Law Changes and Program Updates in TurboTax" before beginning your return. Update TurboTax if necessary.


If you use a financial program such as Quicken on your computer, or if you used tax preparation software last year, read the Related eHow "How to Transfer and Import Data to Your Return in TurboTax" before completing the Federal Information Worksheet.


Read the Related eHows "How to Use EasyStep to Prepare Your Return in TurboTax" or "How to Use Forms Method to Prepare Your Return in TurboTax" to learn how to proceed with your return.

Tips and Warnings

  • Forms Method is faster if you use Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ and plan to file electronically.

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