How To Allow Turbotax With Firewall
Need to know how to allow TurboTax with a firewall? How you allow TurboTax to operate through your firewall will depend mostly on your software. Allowing TurboTax past your firewall requires a function that is common with most firewalls. To allow TurboTax past your firewall you will need to understand how your firewall works with the other internet tools on your computer. For the purpose of this article, the most common method for allowing TurboTax access past your firewall will be described. Look at the instructions below to learn how you can make TurboTax work around your firewall. The process is outlined to allow you to understand what you need to do.
To allow TurboTax past a firewall, you will need:
- A computer with a firewall installed
- Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer
- Windows XP or Vista
- The TurboTax software
- Attempt to document the failure. Normally, your attempts should time out or tell you that your computer is trying to connect through the internet. Depending on the software, you may be able to access this information through the failure screen.
- If the software prompts you to accept or trust the connection, do so. If not, open Internet Explorer and, on the tool bar, select "Tools." Go to the bottom of the pull down menu and select "Internet Options."
- A pop-up window should appear. Click on the file tab entitled "Security." Next, look for the green check mark and select it ("Trusted Sites"). Towards the upper middle part of the page, there is a button called "Sites."
- Select this button. A pop up will appear that is entitled "Trusted Sites." Type in the website for TurboTax and hit "Add." This will add the site as a trusted site and it will not be blocked. Select the "Close" button on the pop-up and then the "Apply" button at the bottom of the first pop-up. You should no longer have firewall issues when using TurboTax.