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djhicks-tax2017
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Why does TurboTax charge to E file when doing Itemized deductions, and H & R Block is free?

 
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macuser_22
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Why does TurboTax charge to E file when doing Itemized deductions, and H & R Block is free?

Marketing decision.  TurboTax is a for profit software company and does not have store front businesses.

TurboTax Free only supports the 1040EZ/A form that does not support itemizing for incomes $100K or less.

TurboTax also has the Tax Freedom Project edition that supports ALL forms and states, including itemizing for incomes $33K or less.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**

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macuser_22
Level 15

Why does TurboTax charge to E file when doing Itemized deductions, and H & R Block is free?

Marketing decision.  TurboTax is a for profit software company and does not have store front businesses.

TurboTax Free only supports the 1040EZ/A form that does not support itemizing for incomes $100K or less.

TurboTax also has the Tax Freedom Project edition that supports ALL forms and states, including itemizing for incomes $33K or less.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**

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djhicks-tax2017
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Why does TurboTax charge to E file when doing Itemized deductions, and H & R Block is free?

So is the Tax Freedom Project free to E file?
macuser_22
Level 15

Why does TurboTax charge to E file when doing Itemized deductions, and H & R Block is free?

Yes.

You might be able to use the Freedom Edition for incomes under $33,000 and supports all states and most forms.

The Freedom Edition is part of the IRS Free File alliance and is totally separate from TurboTax website.

<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3301359">https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3301359</a>

How do I switch to TurboTax Freedom Edition?
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**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
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