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classof32
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Can I file a 1099G form using the free version of turbo tax

 
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GiseleD
Expert Alumni

Can I file a 1099G form using the free version of turbo tax

Unfortunately, the 1099-G is not something covered in the Free Edition. If you go here  and scroll down, look for the words "tax forms". If you click there, you can see all forms included in the Free Edition.

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maddawg57
Returning Member

Can I file a 1099G form using the free version of turbo tax

You can file with TurboTax Free Edition
if you have a simple tax return.*

 

*A simple tax return is Form 1040 only OR Form 1040 + Unemployment Income. Situations covered in TurboTax Free Edition include:
  • W-2 income
  • Limited interest and dividend income reported on a 1099-INT or 1099-DIV
  • Claiming the standard deduction
  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC)
  • Child tax credits
  • Unemployment income reported on a 1099-G
Situations not covered in TurboTax Free
Edition include:

  • Itemized deductions
  • Business or 1099-NEC income
  • Stock sales
  • Rental property income
  • Credits, deductions and income reported on schedules 1-3, such as the Student Loan
    Interest Ded

     According to the above from the turbo tax site you can file free with a 1099g for unemployment benifits. Why is the other person saying you can't?

 

LinaJ2020
Expert Alumni

Can I file a 1099G form using the free version of turbo tax

Yes, you can use Free edition to file a Form 1099-G.  It is allowed.  If this is an unemployment compensation, to enter, here are the steps:

 

In TurboTax online,

 

  • Sign into your account, select Pick up where you left off
  • Right upper corner, under Search, type in "1099g" then Enter
  • Select Jump to link
  • Follow prompts

 

If this is state refund related, here are the steps:

 

  • From the top, select Wages and Income
  • Scroll down to "Other Common Income and Refunds Received for State/Local Tax Returns"
  • Select Start to continue

 

You will receive a Form 1099G when you either receive a state tax refund or unemployment.  Unemployment compensation amount will show on line 8 of your Form 1040.  State tax refund will show on line 1 of your Schedule 1 which will also carry over to line 8 of your Form 1040.

 

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