Error: "TurboTax federal must be installed before your state can be installed"
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TurboTax 2012 federal must be installed before your state can be installed. Please install the federal version of TurboTax 2012, and then install your state.
(The year displayed in the message will match the tax year version you're trying to install.)
You'll need to install your TurboTax Basic, Deluxe, Premier, or Home & Business program before you can install your TurboTax State product. TurboTax State is not designed to be a standalone product.
If you don't have the federal TurboTax program, you can either purchase the program or prepare your state tax return through your state's Department of Revenue website.