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wilbel079
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If a person's income for 2020 is less than $36,000 yet a 1099-MISC also need to be filed, can this be done via the Free TurboTax version?

 
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VolvoGirl
Level 15

If a person's income for 2020 is less than $36,000 yet a 1099-MISC also need to be filed, can this be done via the Free TurboTax version?

Not the regular Free Edition but you can in Free File website.

 

There are 2 different Free versions.  Turbo Tax Free Edition and the IRS Free File website.  If you don't qualify for the Free Edition  you might qualify for the Free File website.

 

The Turbo Tax Free File program which is free for federal and state.  And has more forms than the Federal Free Edition, like Schedules A, B, C , D, E, F, EIC, H, K-1, SE,  etc.

 

To qualify for the Free File website  you just need to meet one of these 3 things.

AGI $39,000 or less.

Active duty military with AGI of $72,000 or less

OR qualify for EIC (earned income credit.)

 

In order to use the Free File program, you have to start it at a special website.  Click on Sign in at the top right.  It may let you continue your return so you don't have to start over.

https://freefile.intuit.com/

DoninGA
Level 15

If a person's income for 2020 is less than $36,000 yet a 1099-MISC also need to be filed, can this be done via the Free TurboTax version?

No, not with the Free online edition. 

 

However, if you are eligible you can use the TurboTax Free File Program available in mid-January.

 

IRS Free File Program - https://apps.irs.gov/app/freeFile/
If you are eligible you can use the IRS Free File Program delivered by TurboTax which is free to file both a federal and state tax return. The IRS Free File Program delivered by TurboTax edition is a full featured personal tax program and on a separate website from the TurboTax online editions.

 

To qualify for free 2020 federal and state tax returns with the IRS Free File Program delivered by TurboTax, you'll need to meet at least one of these requirements:

 

  • A maximum 2020 adjusted gross income (AGI) of $39,000; or
  • You qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC); or
  • You served as active duty military (including Reservists and National Guard) with a maximum 2020 AGI of $72,000 (you'll also need a military-issued W-2).

 

See this TurboTax support FAQ on the Free File Program - https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/choosing-a-product/help/what-is-the-turbotax-free-file-program/00/...

See this TurboTax support FAQ for the difference between the Free File Program and the Free edition - https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/choosing-a-product/help/what-s-the-difference-between-free-file-pr...
And see this TurboTax support FAQ on how to switch to the TurboTax Free File Program - https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/downgrading/help/how-do-i-switch-to-turbotax-free-file-program/00/...

 

wilbel079
New Member

If a person's income for 2020 is less than $36,000 yet a 1099-MISC also need to be filed, can this be done via the Free TurboTax version?

Still unclear. The TurboTax Free File Program available in mid-January is NOT the IRS Free File Program, correct?

 

The IRS Free File Program delivered by Turbo Tax - does this option, if you meet the income guideline, allow for you to file a 1099-MISC? If so, how is this filed if you have a paper form? Thank you.

DoninGA
Level 15

If a person's income for 2020 is less than $36,000 yet a 1099-MISC also need to be filed, can this be done via the Free TurboTax version?

@wilbel079 Yes, you can use the TurboTax Free File Program to enter a form 1099-MISC.

The IRS Free File Program delivered by Turbo Tax is one of the IRS Free File partners.

 

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