SEE WHY IT'S FREE

Is TurboTax Free Edition really free?

Yes. You can pay nothing to file your simple federal and state taxes.



Join the millions who file for $0

60 million hard-working taxpayers can file their simple federal and state taxes for free.

You can file with TurboTax Free Edition if you have a simple tax return. A simple tax return is Form 1040 only.


Situations covered by TurboTax Free Edition include:

  • W-2 income
  • Limited interest and dividend income reported on a 1099-INT or 1099-DIV
  • Claiming the standard deduction
  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC)
  • Child tax credits
  • Student Loan Interest deduction

  • Situations not covered by TurboTax Free Edition include:

  • 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 schedules 1-3


  • How does TurboTax make any money?
    Customers with more complex tax situations will file with our paid TurboTax products that provide all the additional forms and guidance they need. We also offer additional benefits that go beyond filing your taxes, but they are optional and are not required to file simple taxes for free. We hope that, over time, as our customers with simple returns need more capabilities as their financial situations change (for example owning a home, having a child, managing investments), they have loved our products and services so much that they will choose our paid TurboTax offerings to prepare and file their returns.