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Updated 3/16 – TurboTax Absolute Zero is no longer available, but you can still file your federal tax return for free with TurboTax Free Edition. Get started today!

What could be better than paying $0 to do your taxes? Absolutely nothing! Now you can file your taxes for absolutely zero dollars with TurboTax® Absolute Zero®, the nation’s first no-strings-attached, totally free tax preparation and filing offer. For the fourth year in a row, TurboTax Absolute Zero gives over 60 million hard-working taxpayers filing a 1040A or 1040EZ the ability to file their federal and state taxes for absolutely nothing, continuing TurboTax commitment to make DIY tax preparation accessible to everyone with the *highest rated free tax software.

With TurboTax® Absolute Zero®, you can easily and accurately file your federal 1040A or 1040EZ returns, as well as state returns, with the TurboTax Free Edition and pay nothing – $0 federal, $0 state, $0 to file. TurboTax also does not charge to file forms to comply with the health care law and the Earned Income Tax Credit.

TurboTax® Absolute Zero® with TurboTax Free Edition now includes the following for free:

  • Prior Year Import: Free prior year import of last year’s tax return if you’re a new TurboTax customer that filed with another provider in 2017, eliminating data entry and giving an effortless, worry-free jump-start on your taxes.
  • Analysis and Advice: Get expert tips to help you get a bigger tax refund next year.

*TurboTax® Absolute Zero® with TurboTax Free Edition has more 5 stars on average than other free tax software packages.

Here’s what some of our customers have to say about TurboTax Free Edition:

  • “Thank you for the quick, easy and free service! A competing company was going to charge me almost 100$ to do the same! Thank you, TurboTax.” – Dminus
  • “I quite liked using turbo tax: I have used turbo tax for five years, and I quite like the speed and ease with which I may file for free.” – Justin Pool
  • “I came back to TurboTax this year because they truly meant what they said that you can file for absolutely free! I filed both my federal and state at no cost. There was no additional bank charge either for direct deposit. As long as TurboTax can keep their promise I will continue to file every year! Filing simply doesn’t get any easier than this!” – Yolanda Navarrete

TurboTax Online opened on December 1st for the 2018 tax filing season. For more information about TurboTax® Absolute Zero® or to start filing your taxes now, visit www.turbotax.com

*Based on available data as of 11/1/17

Comments (36) Leave your comment

  1. I file this year, our income was less than 20k, but was made to upgrade to the deluxe version due to my SSI payments which are not reported income.
    I was charged 39.00 fed and 39.oo state and a efile fee as well.
    It was over $100 once again, it charged me last year as well. This may be the last year using TT due to the bait and switch.

  2. Imagine my surprise after using Turbo Tax several times before that I had to pay $100 and I’ve always been able to file free before. My income was under $18k this past year, recently widowed. My refund was only going to be $214. For some reason I ended up with a $60 bill from Turbo Tax by the end of doing my taxes and $40 to electronic file and for the ability to pay them with my refund…. My refund was pulled down as well by the IRS so all that for a $54 refund!

  3. I filed and it was free I will use turbo tax even if it was paying the 29.99 I’ve always filed H&R and I sware turbo is so much better

  4. I qualified for the free fed and state last season seeing how me income was under 20000 and I do the ez’est forms without a lot of deductions yet I was charged 29.99 for for so special services like audit protection which I didn’t want. Now this year I can’t get passed the the “done” page with our paying again the 29.99

  5. GREAT JOB TURBO TAX !!!!!A++ TO Whom It may concern,
    Hello my name is Gina, I am a 47 year old disabled single mother of 7 kids and a SURVIVOR of a 27 year domestic violent marriage who for the past 2 years had my identity thefted from me to the irs. I finally got that resolved and been very skeptical about filing my taxes this year. I know it’s late but I have no vehicle and I’m helping care for 88 year old cancer free mother in law and am homebound until she recovers a little bit more.

  6. I did NOT choose to upgrade but got an email from TurboTax saying that I did, and $29.00 was deducted from my federal refund. 🙁


  7. My son is a 21 year old college student. He is a legal resident of Nebraska, worked in Michigan for a company based in Minnesota–his W-2 is from Minnesota. Where does he file his tax return?

  8. I filed my taxes on the 20h and they were accepted on the 21st, we are the 26th and they are still just showing as accepted. How long does it take to move from recieved to approved on the IRS Wheres My Refund site? Usually how long does the IRS take to process it and mark it approved?

    Have any refunds been paid out yet?

    1. It typically takes about 3-4 weeks to get a refund from the date it is received. It takes longer for a check to be sent then it does for direct deposit, so I would go with direct deposit if you need the money sooner.

  9. I am 64 years old. Retired in 2003 on federal disability retirement. My question is: do I qualify for the elderly and disabled exemption. I had a hip replacement in March am I able to claim those expenses?

    1. When you finish with everything there was preview button of the finish file form before you actual e-file it you could save it or print it out.

  10. With this turbotax absolutely 0 within the federal health insurance part it doesn’t give me the option to put in my 2014 Policy issuer name,policy start date or the termination date is that okay? I completed everything and it said everything is correct with no problem so the only thing i need to do is to sign it. I just wanna make sure i done everything right because this is my first time filing my taxes myself.

    1. Hi Amanda,
      If your employer reimburses you for using your personal vehicle they may include that in your income. If you are reimbursed you would not deduct the reimbursed expenses on your taxes.
      Thank you,
      Lisa Greene-Lewis

  11. My son is a 21 year old college student. He is a legal resident of Nebraska, worked in Michigan for a company based in Minnesota–his W-2 is from Minnesota. Where does he file his tax return?

  12. I own a home but my accountant has always filed a 1040A. Do you need a certain amount in deduction, not counting my 5 kids to itemize?

    1. Hi Lisa,
      Yes, if you are single, your itemized deductions (Home mortgage int, property taxes, charitable contributions, etc) should exceed $6,200 and if you are married filing jointly, your itemized deductions should exceed $12,400. Often times people forget about things like donations that can bump their expenses up so they can itemize. I hope this helps you understand how you can get more tax deductions.
      Thank you,
      Lisa Greene-Lewis

  13. […] Disclaimer: To take advantage of TurboTax Absolute Zero, you must be one of the 60 million Americans who file a 1040A/1040EZ. That means you have a taxable income of $100,000 or less and you claim the standard deduction rather than itemizing deductions. A few examples of people who won’t qualify: homeowners, independent contractors, or those with medical expenses. Learn more here. […]

  14. if I am a teacher and have deductions trough that, can I use this? How different is it from the software? I’m used to using the software. Can I still import last years tax data? .

    1. Hi Donald,
      If he is considered your dependent, then you may have to pay a penalty for him, however check and see if you may be exempt from the penalty to purchase health insurance for him. Try our free exemption check tool to see if you are exempt https://turbotax.intuit.com/health-care/exemptions/#!/exemption-home
      Also, remember when you prepare your taxes using TurboTax we are up to date on all the new laws including health care.
      Thank you,
      Lisa Greene-Lewis

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