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deehrj
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Can TurboTax be used to estimate what the federal tax will be after I retire?

 
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Critter-3
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Can TurboTax be used to estimate what the federal tax will be after I retire?

The actual Turbotax program is only designed to prepare a current-year return. So far, there have not been any major changes to retirement income taxation for 2021, so using the 2020 program will give you a reasonably close estimate. You can use Turbotax online for "free to start", and input your details, etc. But if you want to see the detailed results you would have to pay. The Turbotax Taxcaster is also free to use and you can easily make adjustments to test different situations. It's also based on 2020 laws but the results should be similar for 2021. The IRS forecaster is more geared toward helping workers adjusts their W-4s, but should also work for retirement.
*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*
VolvoGirl
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Can TurboTax be used to estimate what the federal tax will be after I retire?

If you use the Desktop CD/Download program you can do more planning. There is a What-If worksheet. And you can copy your return with another name to test in, etc.

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