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KarenJ
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The program is telling me free file doesn't cover my tax situation, which I knew. It's not letting me proceed. How do I proceed?

If free file does not cover your tax situation, you will need to upgrade to Deluxe or a higher version.

If your AGI is $33,000 or less, you may qualify for the Freedom Edition.

Here's the info on Freedom Edition, and the last link below is the proper way to switch:

The FREEDOM Edition (not to be confused with the regular Free 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:

https://turbotax.intuit.com/taxfreedom


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