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What happened to the $20 product plan?

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What happened to the $20 product plan?

There is no $20.00 version.  You might be confused by seeing a fee of $19.99 for PLUS.but PLUS is not a version of the software.  PLUS is just an add-on feature that gives you access to prior year returns and phone support.


Major tax reform and major changes in the tax forms have also resulted in changes to the tax software.


The information that you can enter in Free Edition is pretty limited now.  Thanks to the new tax laws, there are no more simple Form 1040EZ or 1040A's.  Everything goes on a little “postcard-size” Form 1040 that has six extra "schedules" with it, and if you need any of those schedules, you are not able to use the Free Edition.  Using the standard deduction instead of itemizing does NOT mean you will not need any of those schedules. 

If you qualify to use it, there is another free version of the software:

Try Free File: 

You qualify if your income was $34,000 or less, or $66,000 or less if active duty military, or if you qualify for Earned Income Credit


Note:  If you do not qualify to use Free File then you will have to upgrade to Deluxe or higher in the paid versions of the software.   

Online Deluxe $59.99  State software $44.99

If you choose “refund processing” to have fees deducted from federal refund, add another $39.99  ($44.99 in CA)

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