To avoid the need for the refund processing fee ( or premium services) pay your TurboTax fee upfront using a credit card instead of asking to have your fees deducted from your federal refund.
If your TurboTax fees are higher than expected, you can reduce them by removing add-ons:
- Remove PLUS Help & Support
- Remove Pay With Your Refund
- Remove Premium Services
- Remove MAX Defend & Restore
- Remove a state
@frustrated20 You added to someone else's post. What problem are you having? You say you are using desktop software. What fees are you seeing? You can expect a $24.99 state e-filing fee with desktop software--which can be avoided if you mail the state return instead of e-filing it.