TurboTax Federal Free Edition Online
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Why TurboTax Online Free Edition is the easiest choice for you…
TurboTax Federal Free Edition was designed for people who don’t need much tax guidance, regardless of income level.
TurboTax Free Edition is the easy way to get free tax preparation. It searches for all the tax credits you’re eligible for to get you the biggest refund possible, guaranteed.
If you’re a returning TurboTax customer or need everything Free Edition has to offer plus step-by-step guidance, choose TurboTax Basic.
If you have a mortgage, childcare or medical expenses, or made charitable donations, TurboTax Deluxe can help you maximize your deductions for the biggest tax refund.
If you own investments or rental property, choose TurboTax Premier. It has everything in Deluxe PLUS will provide extra guidance to help you get the most from your investments.
Note Free Edition doesn’t cover tax schedules C, D, E, and F (required for people who own a business or have sold investments). Choose one of our paid tax software products if you need these schedules. View all tax forms included with Free Edition.
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We Make Getting Your Biggest Refund Easy
Easy Questions, Tailored to You — We ask questions in plain English and then put your answers on the right forms for you, including 1040EZ, 1040A, and 1040. TurboTax skips interview questions that don’t apply to you, so you can finish your return faster.
Get Your Biggest Possible Refund, Guaranteed — We guarantee TurboTax Online Free Edition will get you your biggest refund possible.
Downloadable Audit Support Center — We give you step-by-step guidance on everything you need to know and what to do if the IRS contacts you.
New Audit Support Guarantee — Free one-on-one audit guidance year-round from an experienced tax expert.
Continue at Your Own Pace — Save your progress. Do your taxes at your own pace, at any time of day. You can even skip around in your free tax return.
Handles Different Types of Wages and Income — We’ll walk you through entering your W-2s, unemployment benefits, retirement, disability, and survivor’s benefits. If you need extra guidance and tax answers, upgrade at any time.
No Risk — Try it without creating a user ID. Save your info when you want to.
Right for You — Not sure Federal Free Edition will cover your unique situation? Start your free federal tax return anytime and we will prompt you if another TurboTax product may be better for you. When you upgrade, the info you’ve entered so far will transfer automatically.
Get Answers and Tax Tips
Live Tax Answers — Get answers online from TurboTax experts and other TurboTax users in our Live Community. Plus, you’ll have instant access to answers to commonly asked tax questions on every screen.
Straightforward Guidance & Advice — Find answers on any tax topic from anywhere within TurboTax. Get explanations of specific tax areas in plain English and helpful examples when you need them.
EasyGuide™ — Not sure how to answer a tax question? We’ll guide you to the right answer, making your taxes even easier.
Life Events Expert — Explains how changes in your life–such as purchasing a new home, changing jobs, or becoming a parent–will affect your taxes, so you can prepare your return with confidence.
Find the Answers You Need — TurboTax lets you search for tax and technical help from easy-to-follow articles written by the TurboTax experts.
FREE Technical Support — Got a question about using TurboTax? No problem! Get answers for free from a TurboTax expert via live chat.
Easy to Hold Your Place — Flag area in your tax return so you can get back to them easily.
File an Amendment if You Need To — Amend a return that you've already submitted.
Additional Guidance Available Instantly — Want extra step-by-step guidance? You can upgrade to TurboTax Basic at any time and the info you’ve entered so far will transfer automatically.
We Help You Make Sure Your Taxes Are Correct
Smart Check™ Scans for Mistakes — Before you file, TurboTax completes thousands of error checks on your tax return to help make sure it is accurate and you avoid triggering an audit.
Guaranteed Accurate Calculations — If you should get hit with an IRS or state penalty or interest due to a TurboTax calculation error, we’ll pay you the penalty and interest.
Keep Up-to-Date with the Latest Tax Laws — With a single click you can check for updates each time you start to ensure your return includes the latest IRS and state tax forms. No more disruptions while you work on your return. (Links to Included Tax forms)
Get Your Tax Refund Faster with Included Federal Efile
See Your Tax Refund in Real Time — Watch your refund add up as you complete your tax return. Our Dual Refund Monitor constantly displays and updates both your federal and state refunds (or taxes due) as you complete your federal return.
Federal Efile Included — Efile your federal return to get the fastest refund possible. Free federal efile is included with TurboTax at no extra charge. If you're a returning user, we'll automatically transfer your efile information from your previous year's return to save you even more time.
Get Your Tax Refund Fast with a TurboTax Refund Card — You can direct deposit your tax refund on a reloadable Visa prepaid card that can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. Learn more
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|TurboTax||Leading Tax Store|
|Asks you questions and fills in the right tax forms||
|Gets you every deduction and credit you deserve||
|Easily handles major life changes that can affect your taxes||
|Free tax advice from experienced tax experts who are all CPAs, Enrolled Agents, or Tax Attorneys1||
|Prepare and file your taxes on your schedule, anytime, 24/7||
|Saves you an average of $100 or more in preparing your taxes2||
|Saves you from additional form-by-form charges||
TurboTax prepared more federal tax returns last year than the leading tax store.3
1Live tax advice service is free and available year-round by phone or live chat for questions on 2012 U.S. Federal and State tax returns (restrictions apply). Free Edition customers only receive live chat; Business Edition customers only receive phone. Service, experience levels, hours of operation and availability vary and are subject to change without notice. Tax Attorneys are not providing legal advice and are authorized under IRS Circ 230 to provide tax assistance and tax advice. See full offer details.
2Based on 2012 reported company and survey data for personal returns. Actual savings vary based on tax situation.
3Based upon industry, historical and publicly available data for 2010 returns in the U.S.