i was charged $24.99 for a state return that i was told in the beginning it was free. Was that only to make out but charged for the sending????
Using the TurboTax desktop CD/Download Deluxe edition or higher there is one free state program download included in the purchase price. There is not one free state tax return e-file included. The e-file charge for a state tax return is currently $24.99. This charge can be avoided by printing and mailing the state tax return.
If you are using the CD/download version the it comes with one free state *software*. e-filing state is, and always has been, an additional charge (Was $19.95 but prices went up in March). You can print and mail for the price of postage.