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Does turbo tax charge money? I thought it was free

 
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Does turbo tax charge money? I thought it was free

Yes. Only the simplest of returns are free. As you navigate thru the program and TurboTax senses that your return needs certain forms. it will tell you you have to upgrade (and Pay) to continue.

But TurboTax also has another free product called the Free File Edition (not to be confused with the regular Free Edition).  It has free Federal preparation and free State preparation. There is no efiling fee. It is not available after October 15

The Free file Edition can handle a 1099-MISC.

The Free file Edition is more fully-featured than the regular Free Edition.  The Free File Edition can prepare Schedule A, C, D, E, and F that the Free Edition cannot. 

For Free File Edition a user needs to meet only ONE of these qualifications:

  •      AGI of $34,000 or less
  •      or active duty military (including Reservists and National Guard) with a military-issued W-2 and a 2018 AGI of $66,000 or less
  •      or eligible for the Earned Income Credit (EIC aka EITC).


The FREE FILE Edition is located at:
https://turbotax.intuit.com/taxfreedom

How to switch and start over in Free file Edition
https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2026912-how-do-i-switch-to-turbotax-freedom-edition

For other options, see  https://apps.irs.gov/app/freeFile/

Level 15

Does turbo tax charge money? I thought it was free

...and how to get rid of "LIVE" which is more expensive and you may not realize you signed up for....unless yo really want to use their services..:

<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/6420172">https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/6420172</a>

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