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Paying fees to turbo tac

I’m in the Army can I file for free
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Level 15

Paying fees to turbo tac

Enlisted military folks can prepare and file free if you add no extras, but you have added-on a feature that upgraded you to the most expensive of the TurboTax products--Live Self-Employed--by adding the Live feature, which allows for live on-demand help from a CPA/EA tax expert and a review of your return prior to filing.


You can remove that Live feature if you don't want it, then you'll be back in regular Self-Employed edition, which should be free for enlisted military.  I assume you entered your military W-2 and answered the question about your rank, etc.


FAQ:  What is TurboTax Live?


FAQ:  How do I remove Live?


FAQ:  Who is eligible for the free military discount?


FAQ:  How do I get the free military discount?

Level 15

Paying fees to turbo tac


See the info I left you above about your situation, and how to get your free military discount if you are an enlisted personnel.


If you are an officer, there's still a way you may be able to file for free using the other free product--the TurboTax IRS Free File Program--if you qualify.   Actually, any military (enlisted and officers) are eligible for that product, since it's not based on rank.    You would have to meet just ONE of these qualifications:


      • Your 2019 AGI is $36,000 or less (for Married Filing Jointly returns, combined AGI of both spouses cannot be over that limit),  or
      • You qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC); or
      • In 2019, you served as active duty military (including Reservists and National Guard) with a maximum AGI of $69,000, and you have a military-issued W-2.


FAQ:  What is the TurboTax IRS Free File Program?

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