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bat15219
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Why are they charged me to file my federal taxes

 
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SteamTrain
Level 15

Why are they charged me to file my federal taxes

You are using the Online Deluxe software.  There is a charge for that software.  

 

"Something" in your tax situation probably required you to use that software because only the very simplest of tax situations allows the use of the "Free Edition"

*Answers are correct to the best of my knowledge when posted, but should not be considered to be legal or official tax advice.*
xmasbaby0
Level 15

Why are they charged me to file my federal taxes

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

WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY?  I WANT THE FREE EDITION

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.

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-1040 

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

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

 

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/4511011-what-happened-to-the-1040a-and-1040ez

 

Note:  If you do not qualify to

**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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