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.
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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.