Simple tax return? You could file for free

A simple return is one that's filed using IRS Form 1040 only, without attaching any schedules.

If you have a simple tax return, you could be eligible to file for $0

Simple tax returns are those filed using IRS Form 1040 only, with no added complexity.
Only certain tax situations qualify.

  • Situations covered

    • W-2 income
    • Limited interest and dividend income reported on a 1099-INT or 1099-DIV
    • IRS standard deduction
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC)
    • Child tax credits
    • Student loan interest deduction
  • Situations not covered

    • Itemized deductions
    • Unemployment income reported on a 1099-G
    • Business or 1099-NEC income
    • Stock sales
    • Rental property income
    • Credits, deductions and income reported on other forms or schedules (for example, income related to crypto transactions)
How does TurboTax make money?

We want our customers to love our products and services. Because we have customers who pay for our premium products and services, we can offer simple tax filing. We offer additional paid benefits that go beyond filing your simple taxes for free, but they're optional.

When financial situations aren't simple anymore (like owning a home, having a child, or managing investments), we hope our customers will choose to pay to prepare and file their returns with TurboTax.