Why use TurboTax Free Edition?
If you have a simple tax return, you can file your taxes online for free with TurboTax Free
Edition. Just import your W-2, answer basic questions about your life, and we’ll get you your
maximum refund, guaranteed.
Getting started with TurboTax is easy
1. ANSWER SIMPLE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR LIFE
Tell us about your life, your job, and your family, and we’ll do all the math.
2. UPLOAD YOUR W-2 IN A SNAP
Take a picture of your W-2, verify your data, and watch as your information securely uploads into all the right tax forms.
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All TurboTax Free Edition features
Get your maximum refund, guaranteed
With TurboTax, we’re committed to getting you every dollar you deserve—and we guarantee it.
Tax credits for
TurboTax provides a personalized, free tax preparation experience. Answer simple questions about your life to get every tax deduction and credit you deserve.
50% done in a click
Experience easy and free tax filing as a returning customer! We’ll transfer last year’s information for free. Now you can save time and know that your tax return is accurate.
Taxes are no longer a mystery
You'll see updates to your tax refund (or taxes due) as you go. ExplainWhy™ delivers personalized insights so you can truly understand your taxes.
Big life changes? We're ready to help.
When you go through big changes, like getting a new job or having a baby, it might affect your taxes. We’ll help you understand how and find new deductions for your situation.
Get unlimited access to the helpful TurboTax community if you have questions about doing your taxes.
Need advice from a
Our TurboTax product specialists will provide customized answers to your questions and guide you by drawing on your screen.*
No tax knowledge needed
You’ll get step-by-step guidance for your
We'll always save your work, so you can pick up where you left off anywhere, on your own device and on your own time.
Snap. Tap. Done.™
Import your tax forms in an instant
by snapping a photo with
See your tax refund in real time
We update your federal and state tax refund amount (or taxes due) as you work, so you always know where you stand.
Automatically add your
Thanks to partnerships with thousands of financial institutions, you don't need to wait for your W-2—we can import the
Get the fastest possible tax refund
E-file your federal and state tax return with direct deposit to get your tax refund as fast as possible.
Security is built into everything we do
TurboTax works hard to safeguard your information so you can file your taxes for free,
and with total confidence.
Finish your state return faster
We’ll move info from your federal return to your state return so you can save time and finish faster.
We search over hundreds of
We find every tax deduction and credit you qualify for to get you the biggest tax refund, guaranteed.
Every detail reviewed
Get a comprehensive review of your tax return before you file so you can be confident nothing gets missed.
100% accurate calculations
Our calculations are 100% accurate so your free taxes will be done right, guaranteed, or we’ll pay you any