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TurboTax Free Edition. Free Federal. Free State. Free To File for Simple Returns Only
TurboTax Free Edition. Free Federal. Free State. Free To File for Simple Returns Only

TurboTax Free Edition. Free Federal. Free State. Free To File for Simple Returns Only.

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TurboTax knows that your tax refund 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 seventh year in a row, TurboTax is offering free federal and state tax filing with TurboTax Free Edition for filers with a simple tax return only. TurboTax has helped millions of qualifying Americans file their federal and state taxes for free. Taxpayers are eligible for TurboTax Free Edition if they file a simple tax return (Form 1040/Form 1040-SR or Form 1040/Form 1040-SR + unemployment income only 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, the Child Tax Credit and unemployment income reported on Form 1099-G. Eligible taxpayers can feel confident that they’re getting the most money possible in their pocket and that filing their taxes will be completely free.

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 head start to their taxes.

Free Answers 24/7: Taxpayers can find personalized answers to their questions 24/7 from questions answered by our TurboTax Tax Experts and community.

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 supports millions of employers and payroll providers. 

Driver’s License Barcode Scan: Another easy way for new customers to get a jump start on their taxes is to use the mobile app to simply scan the barcode on their driver’s license to quickly upload basic information — name, address, birthday.

Streamlined, Personalized Experience: Powered by the TurboTax 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.

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 $6,660 for a family with three kids, 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.

In addition to the availability of TurboTax Free Edition, all TurboTax Online products are now available. Taxpayers can visit TurboTax.com today and start their tax returns for free.

Remember that with TurboTax there’s no need to know tax laws. TurboTax asks you simple questions about you and gives you the tax deductions and credits you’re eligible for based on your answers.

26 responses to “TurboTax Free Edition. Free Federal. Free State. Free To File for Simple Returns Only.”

  1. I prepared my 2018 return with TurboTax; mailed it in; today I received a refund check; with no explanation as to how it was determined. Can I find out anything on this?

    • Hi John,

      If your refund is different/lower from the amount stated on your tax return as you prepared it then you will get a letter.

      Sometimes outstanding debts will cause a refund adjustment. This can happen on the Federal and/or State refund. In either case a letter stating the reason for change will be sent to you from the taxing agency. The notification can show up after the refund.

      Some examples of the agencies commonly connected with refund reductions are;
      Child Support
      and Outstanding Student Loans.

      Here is more information about refund offset:

      Thank you

    • Hi Betty,
      Yes, time is running out to file for a refund if you are eligible. April 15, 2019, is the last day to file your original 2015 tax return to claim a refund. If you received an extension for the 2015 return then your deadline is October 15, 2019.

      Hope this helps.

  2. Turbotax won’t let me file for free even though i’m taking the standard deduction. I’m pissed they wasted my time and won’t ever do taxes through turbotax again. They are flat out lying.

  3. Why isn’t turbo tax federal free anymore? I’ve been with you for 5 years and it’s getting too expensive I might try some other internet program this year.

  4. This is Not so-I filed today for fed and state and it was a simple return -no extras- no itemizing and I paid 119. for FED 39.99 for state and an additional 39.99 processing fee to get direct deposit-so $200.00 Total

  5. Not true on absolutely free filing. VERY Disappointed in this product and the false promotion. Poor. will never use and will attempt to share this review wherever and whenever anyone asks about it.
    Was sold a “free” product for $39.99. Terrible. then I was told couldn’t back up on it. Poor way to do business

  6. I found out that I should just take standard deduction, why is turbo tax not letting me switch my return back to free instead of trying to charge me 39.99 for deluxe

  7. I went on your FREE site…entered very BASIC info…I am a college studednt with a W-2 earnings less than $5000.00 from my Summer Internship in NYC. After completing info, you site is now telling me that I have to UPGRADE and PAY $119.95 for your Deluxe package…WHY?

    • Hi Tom,
      If you qualify for a free federal return with TurboTax Free Edition you would qualify for a free state return, but if you use deluxe your state tax return is $39.99.
      Lisa Greene-Lewis

      • I am 71, have social security, part time employment, and annuity income. I own my home. Can I file free? Thanks so much!

      • I am 66 years old and have filed the last 2 years with Turbo Tax free edition (both Fed & State), and it’s been great. I’m not sure if your age is a factor, but definitely your Income is because the Max income is in the 34,000 range to qualify for free edition. So its for low income customers. I know I was complaining 3 years ago when I was paying for the tax programs that just kept increasing in cost. Ten years ago they were $20. The alternative is finding hard copy tax forms locally but that was almost impossible. Anyways, thank you Turbo Tax!

  8. How do I file for refund on property taxes on my mom’s estate that I pay I haven’t filed them because I don’t know if they still do this . I’m disabled and it has been. Serval years ago I did this but I can’t remember where to start I have nothing else

  9. I used turbo tax free ceiling software and it cost me $119 out of my refund. If I wanted to exile and get direct deposit I would have to upgrade for o my $39.99 but it ended up costing me additional fees totaling $119.00. I contacted turbo tax rep and they told me there are new fees attached if you exile or use direct deposit and when I contacted a rep about this they said there nothing they could do to get my money back.

  10. I didn’t know you had FREE filing for the past four years. Last year I subscribed to your turbo tax on line after having bought the cd for at least 15 years in a row. You began with a statement of “we see that in previous years you have used turbo tax deluxe although I had NEVER bought nor needed turbo tax deluxe. I thought it would rectify itself at the end but it did not. I was charged for turbo tax deluxe – $65.99 plus tax although I only needed turbo tax standard for $35.99 I wrote a letter to corporate office BUT NEVER RECEIVED A REPLY. Can you respond to this please?

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