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gdahlin1
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Version differences

What is the difference between Online Self-Employed and Desktop Home & Business?

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VolvoGirl
Level 15

Version differences

They are basically the same.  Self Employed version is an online version and Home & Business is the Desktop CD/Download program.  But the Desktop programs have more advantages over the online version.

 

All the Desktop versions have the same forms so you can use a lower version.  You just get more help in the higher versions.  You can see and buy the Desktop versions here,  https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/cd-download/

 

And the Desktop program can do unlimited returns and efile 5 Federal for free.

You can see and enter directly into the actual forms.

There is a What-If worksheet.

Basic does not include a free state program and has some other limitations like doesn’t import from It’s Deductible.

 

Deluxe and above include one free state program download to prepare unlimited returns for the same state.  Then each state return is $20 to efile (goes up to $25 in March).  Or you can print and mail state for free. If you need to also file a state return for a different state it is $40 to buy an additional state program.

 

 

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VolvoGirl
Level 15

Version differences

They are basically the same.  Self Employed version is an online version and Home & Business is the Desktop CD/Download program.  But the Desktop programs have more advantages over the online version.

 

All the Desktop versions have the same forms so you can use a lower version.  You just get more help in the higher versions.  You can see and buy the Desktop versions here,  https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/cd-download/

 

And the Desktop program can do unlimited returns and efile 5 Federal for free.

You can see and enter directly into the actual forms.

There is a What-If worksheet.

Basic does not include a free state program and has some other limitations like doesn’t import from It’s Deductible.

 

Deluxe and above include one free state program download to prepare unlimited returns for the same state.  Then each state return is $20 to efile (goes up to $25 in March).  Or you can print and mail state for free. If you need to also file a state return for a different state it is $40 to buy an additional state program.

 

 

gdahlin1
Level 1

Version differences

Thanks for your help.

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