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StudioTax 2020 for Windows

New this year

The StudioTax team has taken the difficult decision to transition from a free to a paid model starting this year. At the same time we tried to keep StudioTax affordable and accessible. Our mission is growing and we are taking on more and more new talented team members who are working hard to offer you, our valued users, the best possible product and support.
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Note for Windows 10 users in the unlikely case that you run into installation issues or StudioTax fails to save your return, the most likely root cause is the Windows 10 Controlled folder access. In that case you can find the solution at this Microsoft support link.


Note that you do not need to uninstall StudioTax 2019 or previous StudioTax versions. All StudioTax versions can be installed at the same time


StudioTax is compatible with the following Windows versions: 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.


Note for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Quebec provincial return: Please note that some Windows 7 and 8 computers are experiencing issues filing and printing the provincial return. If you are using Windows 7 or 8 and need to file a Quebec provincial return, then download the StudioTax 32bit install from this link.


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Click to view a video tutorial on downloading and installing StudioTax.

Studiotax is published using 2 file formats: The .EXE file is the program that installs StudioTax on your computer. The .ZIP file is an archive of the same .EXE program. You only need to download one of the files.

Tax Year

Latest

2020

Latest version available for download

Previous

2019

2019 version available for download

Previous

2018

2018 version available for download


View all previous years available for download

Getting Started (Installation)

StudioTax is built on Microsoft .Net framework. StudioTax installer will attempt to download and install the required .Net 2.0 SP2 or .Net 4.5(StudioTax 2013 and later versions) if it's not already available on your computer.


Follow these steps to download and install StudioTax:


Step 1. Download the exe file for the required tax year and save it to a temporary folder. Or you can also download the zip file, un-zip it and save the archived exe file to a temporary folder.

Step 2. Try to run the install by double-clicking on the exe file that you downloaded and saved in step 1. Depending on your security settings, you may get an information message about the publisher etc. Just click Run and/or Allow to resume installing StudioTax:



Step 3. Note that, in case the required .Net 4.5 framework in not installed, StudioTax installer will attempt to download and install it. Downloading and installing the .Net 4.5 framework require some time to complete.

Step 4. If you are having a problem installing or starting the 2015 version, then try install the .Net 4.5 framework: http://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=42642

Step 5. Once StudioTax is installed, you can create your income tax return and print it. Take a look at our YouTube tutorials to learn how you can create and file new returns. Also, you can refer to the help menu for an overview and tutorial on how to go about creating and filing your first return:


Step 6. Make sure to check for updates on a regular basis and before you file your return in order to download any new software updates.

System Requirements

Since this software is built on the .Net framework(.Net 4.5 for StudioTax 2013 and later versions, .Net 2.0 for the earlier versions), the system requirements of the .Net framework apply to StudioTax.

Visit the https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=42642 page for the full details.