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What is covered in Free Edition?
A simple tax return is Form 1040 only OR Form 1040 + Unemployment Income. Situations covered in 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
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Situations not covered in TurboTax Free Edition include:
- Itemized deductions
- Business or 1099-NEC income
- Stock sales
- Rental property income
- Credits, deductions and income reported on schedules 1-3, such as the Student Loan
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