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Do I need to buy 2 turbotax deluxe to file 8 tax returns?

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Cindy0H
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Do I need to buy 2 turbotax deluxe to file 8 tax returns?

Deluxe will handle 5 federal emails. The IRS limits you to five efilings.  They do this so that unregistered preparers who charge their customers have a harder time using programs like TT for their nefarious dealings.

The IRS imposes a limit of 5 e-mail returns.  Preparing greater than 5 returns is viewed by the IRS as being 'a preparer' and requires registration with the IRS.  It is NOT a TurboTax limitation, and it does not matter how many TurboTax packages you buy; if you try to e-file more than 5 returns you should consider it an invitation to the IRS to contact you.

NOTE: To prepare more than five e-files, you will need to become an Authorized e-file Provider and register as an ERO (Electronic Returns Originator) with the IRS, see:
http://www.irs.gov/Tax-Professionals/e-File-Providers-&-Partners/Become-an-Authorized-e-file-Provide...
    Intuit has 2 products for tax preparers:
      ProSeries    http://proseries.intuit.com/
      Lacerte    http://lacerte.intuit.com/index.jsp

However; while you can only e-file 5 returns, the TurboTax software will let you PRINT and MAIL as many additional copies as you need at NO additional charge for the federal returns.

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Cindy0H
New Member

Do I need to buy 2 turbotax deluxe to file 8 tax returns?

Deluxe will handle 5 federal emails. The IRS limits you to five efilings.  They do this so that unregistered preparers who charge their customers have a harder time using programs like TT for their nefarious dealings.

The IRS imposes a limit of 5 e-mail returns.  Preparing greater than 5 returns is viewed by the IRS as being 'a preparer' and requires registration with the IRS.  It is NOT a TurboTax limitation, and it does not matter how many TurboTax packages you buy; if you try to e-file more than 5 returns you should consider it an invitation to the IRS to contact you.

NOTE: To prepare more than five e-files, you will need to become an Authorized e-file Provider and register as an ERO (Electronic Returns Originator) with the IRS, see:
http://www.irs.gov/Tax-Professionals/e-File-Providers-&-Partners/Become-an-Authorized-e-file-Provide...
    Intuit has 2 products for tax preparers:
      ProSeries    http://proseries.intuit.com/
      Lacerte    http://lacerte.intuit.com/index.jsp

However; while you can only e-file 5 returns, the TurboTax software will let you PRINT and MAIL as many additional copies as you need at NO additional charge for the federal returns.

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