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deepdimples1218-
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I only made $12,000 last year in 2019. I’m single, no kids, so why was I charged $120.00 in fees for filing when it’s supposed to be free?

 
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

I only made $12,000 last year in 2019. I’m single, no kids, so why was I charged $120.00 in fees for filing when it’s supposed to be free?

You used a paid version of the software.  You are not automatically in Free File.  You have to use it on purpose.

 

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.

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-1040 

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

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900583-what-is-turbotax-free-file-program

If you switch to Free File you must create a new account and new user ID.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
Hal_Al
Level 15

I only made $12,000 last year in 2019. I’m single, no kids, so why was I charged $120.00 in fees for filing when it’s supposed to be free?

This is mainly a user community forum, so nothing account-specific can be handled here. Request for refunds should be directed  to TT Support. https://turbotax.intuit.com/support/contact/  use the term “billing issues” in the question box, not "Refund" or it will just give you the IRS phone number to check your refund status. 

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