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lex-k
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For unclear reason, turbotax online forces me to pay for a 'self employed' version which is more expensive than the premier version i started with. How can i switch back?

i am not self employed and never subscribed to anything related.
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LindseyLO
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For unclear reason, turbotax online forces me to pay for a 'self employed' version which is more expensive than the premier version i started with. How can i switch back?

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lex-k
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For unclear reason, turbotax online forces me to pay for a 'self employed' version which is more expensive than the premier version i started with. How can i switch back?

Start over? Really? After you route me to a more expensive version without me asking for it? I guess i would rather buy a $55 desktop version or switch to a competitor product. Don't plan to use your web version in future.

mesquitebean
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For unclear reason, turbotax online forces me to pay for a 'self employed' version which is more expensive than the premier version i started with. How can i switch back?

@lex-k 

If you do switch to the desktop version, it's not necessary to start over.  You can download your *.tax2020 data file from your online account and continue it in the desktop product without starting over.   Here's how:

 

FAQ:  How to switch from TurboTax Online to the desktop software

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/choosing-a-product/help/how-do-i-switch-from-turbotax-online-to-th...

 

The desktop products can all handle the same forms for the Federal return.  They vary by the amount of help and guidance. 

NOTE:  Basic Edition does not include a state program and cannot import from ItsDeductible.

 

Desktop Deluxe comes in 2 versions--a combo Federal and State version, and a Deluxe Federal-only version.  When purchased directly from TurboTax, Deluxe is the combo Federal and State version.  When purchased elsewhere, such as Amazon or other authorized reputable retailer, you have to be careful as to which version of Deluxe you are buying, depending on whether you need a state return or not.

 

Premier and Home and Business Edition both include a state program.

 

In the desktop product there is a $20 fee to efile a state return, except free for New York state.  The state efile fee increases to $25 in March.   There is no fee to print and mail the state return.

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