TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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Why isn’t TurboTax free?

For the third year, 60 million taxpayers can file their federal (1040EZ or 1040A) and state taxes for free with Absolute Zero. That means you pay absolutely nothing to file your taxes—from start to finish. In general, you'll qualify to file for free if you:

  • Made less than $100,000
  • Don't own a home or rental property
  • Don't own a business or have 1099-MISC income
  • Didn't sell investments
  • Don't have major medical expenses

As you enter your info, you'll have an opportunity to add PLUS with features like live expert advice or transferring last year's info. If you need to use the 1040 long form or you choose to itemize deductions, you’ll be asked to upgrade to a paid product (Deluxe, Premier or Self-Employed).If you qualify for Absolute Zero and didn’t want to add PLUS or upgrade, you can clear and start over as long as you haven’t used any of the added features.

The TurboTax Absolute Zero promotion (free federal and state returns for qualified customers) ended on March 17 at 12:01 am.

You can still take advantage of TurboTax Federal Free Edition to file a free 1040EZ or 1040A with the IRS, if you quality. State returns are extra. Get started today.

As you enter your info, you'll have an opportunity to add PLUS with features like live expert advice or transferring last year's info. If you need to use the 1040 long form or you choose to itemize deductions, you’ll be asked to upgrade to a paid product (Deluxe, Premier or Self-Employed).


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