You can not update if the CD is still in the drive on a Mac.First of all make sure the Turbo Tax CD is not still in the computer drive and you are not running the program from the CD.
The same thing happened last year and they never fixed the issue.
The best thing is to Let Turbo Tax check for updates when your start Turbo Tax and leave the (Check for Updates...) in the menu alone.
I'm a Mac user too and I have reported what you are experiencing. I figured it was downloading the same files over and over.
I am using Turbo Tax Deluxe and OS 10.10.2 (Yosemite) like you. Sometimes there are updates that will only download after an initial update. I doubt Turbo Tax will do anything to fix the manual (Check for Updates..) issue since the same problem was there last year and No One seem too excited when I reported the issue this year.
So after you update it then go to the Apple bar at the very top and go to Turbo Tax - Quit. How to Update the programhttps://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901183-how-to-update-turbotax Manually update the Mac programhttps://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1899674-manually-update-turbotax-for-mac-software Yes Stop using the (Check for Updates..) from withiin the menu.
That is a known Turbotax Mac issue you are describing.On a Mac Every Time you start the Desktop program of Turbo Tax it automatically checks for Updates, there is No way to shut that off.Furthermore, if you go to the Menu under Turbo Tax and select (Check for Updates...) it downloads apparent files which are already on your computer.The latest Turbo Tax version is R11 (2014.r11.002) which you can check by going to the Turbo Tax menu and under Turbo Tax select (About Turbo Tax) then Click on the (More Info) button. That's why I attempted to manually update post the initial start and message that the program was up to date. This bug plagued last year's version of the program also. In my opinion it should be Fixed the question is will they fix it, I don't know.After updating the program manually I concluded that there was a bug in the program that needs to be fixed. People come to Turbo Tax Answer Xchange for help and answers—we want to let them know that we're here to listen and share our knowledge.We do that with the style and format of our responses.