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workedallyear123
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Is there a charge to file my taxes, since I only have a W-2?

 
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Is there a charge to file my taxes, since I only have a W-2?

You are posting from online Live Deluxe--that is not free.  There is no charge to e-file, but there is a fee to use software that provides live help from a CPA.  Did you pick that by accident?

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/downgrading/help/can-i-downgrade-to-a-lower-priced-version-of-turb...

 

 

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.**
DoninGA
Level 15

Is there a charge to file my taxes, since I only have a W-2?

There are no e-file fees using the TurboTax online editions.  There are TurboTax account fees if you are not using the Free online edition.

Your post indicates you opted to use the TurboTax Live Deluxe edition which includes assistance from a Tax Expert/CPA.  The Live Deluxe edition is $90.  If you add a state tax return that is an additional charge of $40.

 

If you decide you do not want to use the Live edition, then clear your tax return and start over with a lower priced or Free edition.

If you have not paid for the online edition you are using, have not filed your tax return or registered the Free edition, then you can clear your return and start over with a lower priced edition. Click on Tax Tools on the left side of the program screen while working on the 2019 online tax return. Click on Clear & Start Over.

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