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.
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
If you switch to Free File you must create a new account and new user ID.
You must be remembering from two years ago for tax year 2017 when the Free edition supported Unemployment Compensation on a Form 1040A.
Starting in tax year 2018 the Free edition no longer supported Unemployment Compensation since it is now reported on Schedule 1. The same for tax year 2019.
Starting in 2018 the Form 1040EZ and Form 1040A are no longer used. Only the Form 1040 is used for a federal tax return.