I was under the impression that one State e-file was free. I live in Florida where there is not state income tax to file. I had to file a Colorado non-resident state income tax form because of a sale of a vacant residential lot. Why was I charged the $25 fee instead of getting that free one?
E-filing fee in desktop software
Did you purchase desktop software with state software included? They sell Deluxe both with and without state software--so you have to be careful which one you choose. And even if it does have the state software download included, that is for preparing the state. There is an extra fee to e-file the state. You can avoid the state e-file fee if you print and mail the state instead of e-filing it.