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If I pay a yearly fee why am I being charged when trying to file?

 
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If I pay a yearly fee why am I being charged when trying to file?

TurboTax does not charge a yearly fee. 

 

Each tax year is a separate program that has to purchased each tax year.

 

Your post shows you are using the TurboTax online edition of Deluxe which has a current charge of $69.  If you added a state tax return that is an additional charge of $64.

 

Why do you think that there is a yearly charge for TurboTax?

If I pay a yearly fee why am I being charged when trying to file?

What  yearly fee are you paying?  Do you get charged each November for the new Desktop program?  That is the Advantage auto renew program.  You need to download and install it on your computer and not use the Online web  version.  To access your download, sign in to your TurboTax Advantage account and look for My Downloads.
https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/cd-download/advantage

 

I see people all the time that have bought the CD/Download Desktop Software but then somehow ending up using the Online version and didn't know it. If that happened to you, you can move your Online file to the Desktop program and continue without paying for Online or needing to reenter your info.

 

How to install & Activate the CD/Download program with a License Code
https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-topics/help/activating-turbotax-cd-download-software/00/852971


Then you can download the .tax2023 data file without paying for Online and continue in the desktop version.


First save your return as a tax data file from Online
https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/saving/help/how-do-i-save-my-turbotax-online-return-as-a-tax-data-...


See how to switch to the Desktop program,
https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/choosing-a-product/help/how-do-i-switch-from-turbotax-online-to-th...


After you get the program installed the first thing to do before you open your tax return is to update the program and install any state programs you had. Then open your file. So you first might need to start a fake return to be able to download the state program (go to FILE - NEW). Enter some basic information, then go to the state tab and download the state program. Then try to open your existing return, go to FILE - OPEN

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