You are currently using TurboTax Deluxe Edition which has a cost. If you wanted to get the free file federal and state then you need to use either the Absolute Zero or Freedom Edition of TurboTax 2016. The links to both of those products are listed below. If you have already started your 2016 tax return but did not e-file or pay for your TurboTax fees and you wish to downgrade to one of the free options you can but that would include using the clear and start over feature, and that would erase everything that you have entered so far. I will provide the information below in a TurboTax FAQ as well for the clear and start over feature if you wish to use it and also information regarding understanding your TurboTax Fees.
TurboTax Federal Free Edition is a free solution for simple federal returns – 1040-EZ or 1040-A with the standard deduction.
If you upgrade to a higher-tier version or choose additional add-ons (such as TurboTax PLUS), there will be additional fees.
To get an itemized breakdown of your charges, start by reviewing your fees. You can then remove any add-ons before you pay by following these instructions:
You can also remove all fees by clearing your return and starting over, provided you haven't paid yet.