You are posting from Deluxe $40
State return $40
Refund processing to have fees deducted from federal refund by 3rd party bank $39.99 ($44.99 in CA)
WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY? I WANT THE FREE EDITION
The information that you can enter in Free Edition is pretty limited now. Thanks to the new tax laws that began for 2018 returns, there are no more simple Form 1040EZ or 1040A's. Everything goes on a Form 1040 that has three extra "schedules" with it, and if you need any of those schedules, you are not able to use the Free Edition. Using the standard deduction instead of itemizing does NOT mean you will not need any of those schedules.
If you qualify to use it, there is another full-featured free version of the software:
Try Free File:
You qualify if your income was $36,000 or less, or $69,000 or less if active duty military, or if you qualify for Earned Income Credit
If you switch to Free File you must create a new account and new user ID.
Simple...you have some kind of situation in your tax data that requires that you use one of the "pay for it" versions.
$120 for deluxe? that's either 2 states, or one state, but paying for the software with the Federal refund (an extra $40) Always pay for the software with a credit card Always !