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jmr2862
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Why is mine costing $120 total? I made under $40,000 a year and mine is extremely simple? How can I do the TurboTax free option? I can’t seem to find how to change it

The only two forms I have other then my 1040 is my 1098 for college and my CRP for rent. That’s it.
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VolvoGirl
Level 15

Why is mine costing $120 total? I made under $40,000 a year and mine is extremely simple? How can I do the TurboTax free option? I can’t seem to find how to change it

Looks like you are in Deluxe.  Deluxe is $40 for Federal and a separate 40 for state.  Then to have the fees deducted from your refund there is an Extra $40 Refund Processing Service charge (45 in California).  

 

How to see your fees

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/charges-and-fees/help/how-do-i-review-my-fees-in-turbotax-online/0...

 

For help with fees

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/charges-and-fees/help/what-can-i-do-to-reduce-my-fees/00/26051

bnnyalxmata
New Member

Why is mine costing $120 total? I made under $40,000 a year and mine is extremely simple? How can I do the TurboTax free option? I can’t seem to find how to change it

Go to the IRS Government website and click the free file link. Turbo tax has a "free" file option that isnt actually free. The only way to get to the actual free service is going through the link on the IRS website. 

 

mesquitebean
Level 15

Why is mine costing $120 total? I made under $40,000 a year and mine is extremely simple? How can I do the TurboTax free option? I can’t seem to find how to change it

@jmr2862 

You may be able to change to the TurboTax IRS Free File Program (not the same as Free Edition.)  If you qualify, one of the FAQs I provide below tell you how to switch.   It is at a different website

https://freefile.intuit.com/ ,but read all of the info below first.

 

The TurboTax IRS Free File Program is fully-featured and can prepare all the usual forms and schedules.  It is even more powerful than Deluxe, if you qualify.  For example, in addition to Schedules 1-3 it can prepare Schedule C, D, E, F, etc., and enter K-1. But one has to meet one of the qualifications to use.  See below:

 

To qualify for free 2020 federal and state tax returns through the IRS Free File Program delivered by TurboTax, you just need to meet one of these requirements:

  • Your 2020 household AGI is $39,000 or less; OR
  • You qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC);  OR
  • In 2020, you served as active duty military (including Reservists and National Guard) with a maximum AGI of $72,000, and you have a military-issued W-2.

If you meet one of those qualifications and want to use it, see these 2 FAQs:

 

FAQ:  What is the TurboTax IRS Free File Program?
https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/choosing-a-product/help/what-is-the-turbotax-free-file-program/01/...

and

FAQ:  How do I switch to the TurboTax IRS Free File Program? 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/downgrading/help/how-do-i-switch-to-turbotax-free-file-program/00/...

 

There are also other free file options that may have different requirements at the IRS website:
https://www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free

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