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maddawg57
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Free turbo tax & 1099G( unemployment)

   Why are people saying you can not use the free turbo tax edition if you have a 1099G for unemployment to file when it says in this that you can:

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
  I personally have not tried myself yet but will give it a try this weekend.   Thanks in advance
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AlanT222
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Free turbo tax & 1099G( unemployment)

You are correct, the free edition includes unemployment income.  

 

TurboTax Free Edition is an online-only product that supports simple tax returns that can be filed on Form 1040 without any attached schedules.

Simple tax situations covered in TurboTax Free Edition:

    • W-2 income
    • Unemployment 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

Situations not covered in TurboTax Free Edition include:

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