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ksuch708
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I have one w2 and I am not spending $75 to do this tax return. You do this every year and try to make someone like me spend more!!

 
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DoninGA
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I have one w2 and I am not spending $75 to do this tax return. You do this every year and try to make someone like me spend more!!

If you have only one W-2 then you should be using the Free edition.  Do not accept any upgrades to Plus or Deluxe since there is no need.  Although the program would not just require an upgrade to Deluxe unless you have entered some type of tax data that can only be entered on a full Form 1040.  The Free edition supports only Forms 1040EZ and 1040A.

If you have not paid for the online edition you are using, have not filed your tax return or registered the Free edition, then you can clear your return and start over with a lower priced edition.  Click on Tax Tools on the left side of the program screen while working on the 2017 online tax return.  Click on Clear & Start Over.

If you are eligible you can use the TurboTax Freedom edition which is free to file both a federal and state tax return.  The Freedom edition is a full featured personal tax program and on a separate website from the TurboTax online editions.

To qualify for free 2017 federal and state tax returns in Freedom Edition, you'll need to meet at least one of these requirements:

  • A maximum 2017 adjusted gross income (AGI) of $33,000; or
  • You qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC); or
  • You served as active duty military (including Reservists and National Guard) with a maximum 2017 AGI of $66,000 (you'll also need a military-issued W-2).

See this TurboTax support FAQ on the Freedom edition - https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900583-what-is-turbotax-freedom-edition

See this TurboTax support FAQ for the difference between the Freedom edition and the Free edition - https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2572617-what-s-the-difference-between-freedom-edition-and-free-edi...

And see this TurboTax support FAQ on how to switch to the Freedom edition - https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2026912-how-do-i-switch-to-turbotax-freedom-edition

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DoninGA
Level 15

I have one w2 and I am not spending $75 to do this tax return. You do this every year and try to make someone like me spend more!!

If you have only one W-2 then you should be using the Free edition.  Do not accept any upgrades to Plus or Deluxe since there is no need.  Although the program would not just require an upgrade to Deluxe unless you have entered some type of tax data that can only be entered on a full Form 1040.  The Free edition supports only Forms 1040EZ and 1040A.

If you have not paid for the online edition you are using, have not filed your tax return or registered the Free edition, then you can clear your return and start over with a lower priced edition.  Click on Tax Tools on the left side of the program screen while working on the 2017 online tax return.  Click on Clear & Start Over.

If you are eligible you can use the TurboTax Freedom edition which is free to file both a federal and state tax return.  The Freedom edition is a full featured personal tax program and on a separate website from the TurboTax online editions.

To qualify for free 2017 federal and state tax returns in Freedom Edition, you'll need to meet at least one of these requirements:

  • A maximum 2017 adjusted gross income (AGI) of $33,000; or
  • You qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC); or
  • You served as active duty military (including Reservists and National Guard) with a maximum 2017 AGI of $66,000 (you'll also need a military-issued W-2).

See this TurboTax support FAQ on the Freedom edition - https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900583-what-is-turbotax-freedom-edition

See this TurboTax support FAQ for the difference between the Freedom edition and the Free edition - https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2572617-what-s-the-difference-between-freedom-edition-and-free-edi...

And see this TurboTax support FAQ on how to switch to the Freedom edition - https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2026912-how-do-i-switch-to-turbotax-freedom-edition

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