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If I collected unemployment can I still use the free service or do I HAVE to upgrade?

 
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Level 15

If I collected unemployment can I still use the free service or do I HAVE to upgrade?

You can use the Free Edition.

 

The Free Edition is for simple returns.  A simple tax return is Form 1040 only OR Form 1040 + Unemployment Income. Situations covered in TurboTax Free Edition include:

  • W-2 income
  • Limited interest and dividend income reported on a 1099-INT or 1099-DIV
  • Claiming the standard deduction
  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC)
  • Child tax credits
  • Unemployment income reported on a 1099-G

Situations not covered in TurboTax Free
Edition include:

  • Itemized deductions
  • Business or 1099-NEC income
  • Stock sales
  • Rental property income
  • Credits, deductions and income reported on schedules 1-3, such as the Student Loan
    Interest Deduction
**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.**

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Level 15

If I collected unemployment can I still use the free service or do I HAVE to upgrade?

You can use the Free edition for unemployment compensation.

[Edited for the correct answer]

 

Also -

IRS Free File Program - https://apps.irs.gov/app/freeFile/
If you are eligible you can use the IRS Free File Program delivered by TurboTax which is free to file both a federal and state tax return. The IRS Free File Program delivered by TurboTax edition is a full featured personal tax program and on a separate website from the TurboTax online editions.

To qualify for free 2020 federal and state tax returns with the IRS Free File Program delivered by TurboTax, you'll need to meet at least one of these requirements:

 

  • A maximum 2020 adjusted gross income (AGI) of $39,000; or
  • You qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC); or
  • You served as active duty military (including Reservists and National Guard) with a maximum 2020 AGI of $72,000 (you'll also need a military-issued W-2).

See this TurboTax support FAQ on the Free File Program - https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/choosing-a-product/help/what-is-the-turbotax-free-file-program/00/...

See this TurboTax support FAQ for the difference between the Free File Program and the Free edition - https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/choosing-a-product/help/what-s-the-difference-between-free-file-pr...
And see this TurboTax support FAQ on how to switch to the TurboTax Free File Program - https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/downgrading/help/how-do-i-switch-to-turbotax-free-file-program/00/...

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Level 15

If I collected unemployment can I still use the free service or do I HAVE to upgrade?

@DoninGA  The description for the Free Edition states it covers unemployment income.  

**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.**

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Level 15

If I collected unemployment can I still use the free service or do I HAVE to upgrade?

@bluedeb Thanks...That is a change from 2019.  I just took a look at the Free description and it does say it can be used for unemployment.

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Level 15

If I collected unemployment can I still use the free service or do I HAVE to upgrade?

You can use the Free Edition.

 

The Free Edition is for simple returns.  A simple tax return is Form 1040 only OR Form 1040 + Unemployment Income. Situations covered in TurboTax Free Edition include:

  • W-2 income
  • Limited interest and dividend income reported on a 1099-INT or 1099-DIV
  • Claiming the standard deduction
  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC)
  • Child tax credits
  • Unemployment income reported on a 1099-G

Situations not covered in TurboTax Free
Edition include:

  • Itemized deductions
  • Business or 1099-NEC income
  • Stock sales
  • Rental property income
  • Credits, deductions and income reported on schedules 1-3, such as the Student Loan
    Interest Deduction
**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.**

View solution in original post

Level 15

If I collected unemployment can I still use the free service or do I HAVE to upgrade?

You can use the Free edition for unemployment compensation.

[Edited for the correct answer]

 

Also -

IRS Free File Program - https://apps.irs.gov/app/freeFile/
If you are eligible you can use the IRS Free File Program delivered by TurboTax which is free to file both a federal and state tax return. The IRS Free File Program delivered by TurboTax edition is a full featured personal tax program and on a separate website from the TurboTax online editions.

To qualify for free 2020 federal and state tax returns with the IRS Free File Program delivered by TurboTax, you'll need to meet at least one of these requirements:

 

  • A maximum 2020 adjusted gross income (AGI) of $39,000; or
  • You qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC); or
  • You served as active duty military (including Reservists and National Guard) with a maximum 2020 AGI of $72,000 (you'll also need a military-issued W-2).

See this TurboTax support FAQ on the Free File Program - https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/choosing-a-product/help/what-is-the-turbotax-free-file-program/00/...

See this TurboTax support FAQ for the difference between the Free File Program and the Free edition - https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/choosing-a-product/help/what-s-the-difference-between-free-file-pr...
And see this TurboTax support FAQ on how to switch to the TurboTax Free File Program - https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/downgrading/help/how-do-i-switch-to-turbotax-free-file-program/00/...

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New Member

If I collected unemployment can I still use the free service or do I HAVE to upgrade?

Thanks. I guess I have to start over somehow I was using the app.

 

Level 15

If I collected unemployment can I still use the free service or do I HAVE to upgrade?

@DoninGA  The description for the Free Edition states it covers unemployment income.  

**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.**

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Level 15

If I collected unemployment can I still use the free service or do I HAVE to upgrade?

@bluedeb Thanks...That is a change from 2019.  I just took a look at the Free description and it does say it can be used for unemployment.

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New Member

If I collected unemployment can I still use the free service or do I HAVE to upgrade?

I used the app. And it just uploaded from last year's so I only put in my w2

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