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jonnyD14
Returning Member

Which version of TurboTax should I use?

I work as a waiter in a restaurant AND I have income from rideshare with Lyft. Do I use self-employed version of TurboTax a different one?

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Which version of TurboTax should I use?

Before you spend money on the expensive Self-Employed--see if you qualify to use Free File instead.  You can enter your rideshare income and a schedule C for your expenses with Free File.

 

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

Try Free File: 

You qualify if your income was $36,000 or less, or $69,000 or less if active duty military, or if you qualify for Earned Income Credit

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900583-what-is-turbotax-free-file-program

 

 

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 $60  State software $50

 

 

Or—-Use this IRS site for other ways to file for free

 

https://apps.irs.gov/app/freeFile/

**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.**
jonnyD14
Returning Member

Which version of TurboTax should I use?

Thank you for your reply. I'm actually eligible to use TurboTax Self Employed for free based on reward points I've accrued with Lyft.

 

The crux of my question (which I don't see answered) is: I have TWO forms of income, one self-employed (rideshare), and one through an employer (waiter at restaurant). Which is the proper TurboTax product for me? Will TurboTax SE allow me to input regular W-2 income (waiter) besides the self-employed Lyft income? Does my question make sense now?

xmasbaby0
Level 15

Which version of TurboTax should I use?

@jonnyD14 Yes you can enter any kind of income when you use Self_Employed including your W-2 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.**
jonnyD14
Returning Member

Which version of TurboTax should I use?

Thanks. 

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