Have been using Turbo Tax happily for several years. Was surprised today when, even though I owe no state tax and am not required to file to the state due to level of state AGI, Turbo Tax tried to get me to file and pay them $19.99 for the filing (not for use of the forms - to do the efiling)! I am using the paid version that allows one state in addition to federal tax. Has anyone else had this experience?
the $19.99 charge for efiling a state return has been in place for many, many years (probably in place since electronic filing was first available as I have used TT for 25 years now) That is not new this year!
e-filing the federal has been free for many, many years.
Hmm. So maybe I filed it myself. But the weirdest part to me is that it did not know that I did not need to file at all due to difference in state AGI and federal AGI. It should have known that. I had to look it up myself. Turbo Tax did all of the calculations correctly and know that I owed now tax, but did not know that I specifically did NOT need to file. So to me they were wanting to collect $19.99 for something I did not need to do. Fortunately, I looked it up.