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What if I can’t pay the TurboTax fee to file and I’m not getting a return to deduct it from

 
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

What if I can’t pay the TurboTax fee to file and I’m not getting a return to deduct it from

Is there any chance you can use Free File instead?  Do you qualify?

 

WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY?  I WANT THE FREE EDITION

 

The information that you can enter in Free Edition is pretty limited now.  Thanks to the new tax laws that began for 2018 returns, there are no more simple Form 1040EZ or 1040A's.  Everything goes on a Form 1040 that has three extra "schedules" with it, and if you need any of those schedules, you are not able to use the Free Edition.  Using the standard deduction instead of itemizing does NOT mean you will not need any of those schedules.

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-1040 

If you qualify to use it, there is another full-featured free version of the software:

Try Free File: 

You qualify if your income was $36,000 or less, or $69,000 or less if active duty military, or if you qualify for Earned Income Credit

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900583-what-is-turbotax-free-file-program

If you switch to Free File you must create a new account and new user ID.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/4511011-what-happened-to-the-1040a-and-1040ez

 

Note:  If you do not qualify to use Free File then you will have to upgrade to Deluxe or higher in the paid versions of the software.   

Online Deluxe $60  State software $50

 

 

Or—-Use this IRS site for other ways to file for free

 

https://apps.irs.gov/app/freeFile/

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
Rosinante78
New Member

What if I can’t pay the TurboTax fee to file and I’m not getting a return to deduct it from

Do not withdraw the money because l can’t pay now I don’t have money and neither my tax return 

Critter-3
Level 15

What if I can’t pay the TurboTax fee to file and I’m not getting a return to deduct it from

You were sent 3 mails warning of the debit to come ... follow the instructions on those emails to defer the debit.  

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