TurboTax knows that your tax return may be the biggest paycheck you receive all year. And what could be better than paying $0 to do your taxes? Absolutely nothing!
That’s why, for the sixth year in a row, TurboTax is offering free federal and state tax filing with TurboTax Free Edition. TurboTax has helped millions of qualifying Americans file their federal and state taxes for free. Taxpayers are eligible for Free Edition if they file a simple tax return (Form 1040 with no schedules): that includes W-2 income, limited interest and dividend income reported on a 1099-INT or 1099-DIV, claiming the standard deduction, Earned Income Tax Credit, and the Child Tax Credit. They can feel confident that they’re getting the most money possible in their pocket and that filing their taxes will be completely free.
Tax Reform Guidance: Free Edition includes tax reform guidance so taxpayers know upfront if they benefit from claiming the standard deduction or itemized deductions. Taxpayers will also know how their tax outcome has changed under the new law with easy-to-understand explanations and year-over-year comparisons.
Free Data Transfer: Returning customers can easily transfer their prior-year information for free and new customers can effortlessly import a PDF of last year’s tax return and information for free, giving new and returning customers up to a 50% head start while eliminating data entry. Free data transfer gives new and returning customers an effortless, worry-free start to their taxes.
Driver’s License Barcode Scan: Another easy way for new customers to get a jump start on their taxes is to use their mobile device without tedious data entry. Just scan the barcode on your driver’s license to quickly upload your basic information — name, address, birthday.
Streamlined, Personalized Experience: Powered by TurboTax’s own Tax Knowledge Engine, TurboTax uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to guide taxpayers through a dramatically more personalized experience – leading to smart, streamlined tax preparation and less work.
W-2 Snap and Autofill: Taxpayers can save time and jumpstart their taxes by importing their W-2 from their payroll providers or snapping a photo of their W-2, verifying their data and watching as their information is put on all their right tax forms for them. W-2 import over 150 million W-2s are supported.
Step-by-step Guidance for Valuable Credits: Taxpayers get step-by-step guidance so they can easily claim the Earned Income Tax Credit worth up to $6,557, and the Child Tax Credit worth up to $2,000, if they are eligible.
Free Audit Guidance: Although less than one percent of taxpayers are audited, in the unlikely event of an audit, taxpayers can be confident that TurboTax has them covered with free audit guidance from a tax professional.
Remember that with TurboTax there’s no need to know tax laws. TurboTax ask you simple questions about you and gives you the tax deductions and credits you’re eligible for based on your answers.