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If I have a W-2G, do I have to use the Deluxe version?

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Level 15

If I have a W-2G, do I have to use the Deluxe version?

In Online TurboTax, a W-2G requires Deluxe or higher.   i.e., Deluxe would be the minimum product.   And in the Deluxe edition, a state return is 39.99 (discounted now to 36.99.)

All of the desktop editions can handle a W-2G.

If the W-2G is the only reason that you need Deluxe or higher, you can consider the other free product--the FREEDOM Edition, if you meet just ONE of the qualifications below.  The Freedom Edition (not to be confused with regular Free Edition) can handle a W-2G.

The Freedom Edition has free Federal preparation AND free State preparation. There is no efiling fee. 

The Freedom Edition is more fully-featured than the regular Free Edition.  The Freedom Edition can prepare Schedule A, C, D, E, F and enter K-1 that the Free Edition cannot.  It will prepare a Form 1040 return, or 1040A or 1040EZ.

For Freedom Edition a user needs to meet only ONE of these qualifications: 

  •  AGI of $33,000 or less
  •  or active duty military (including Reservists and National Guard) with a military-issued W-2 and a 2017 AGI of $66,000 or less
  •  or eligible for the Earned Income Credit (EIC aka EITC).

The FREEDOM Edition is located at the following site:

Here's how to switch and start over in Freedom Edition (requires new account at the Freedom website)

Level 15

If I have a W-2G, do I have to use the Deluxe version?

I added a warning above that if you do move to Deluxe, then there is a few for the state return (currently 36.99; later in filing season will be 39.99).     The FREEDOM Edition I described has no fees and will not have any fees later in the season.

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