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TurboTax Live Self-Employed

Get unlimited tax advice for your personal
and business income and expenses and a
final review from
CPAs or EAs.

  • Includes QuickBooks Self-Employed

Why use TurboTax Live Self-Employed?

TurboTax Live Self-Employed is designed
for the unique needs of freelancers,
contractors, and
small business owners. A
CPA or EA can help you report work-
related expenses and find tax
deductions
specific to your line of work.

Expert help on demand, so you
can file with 100% confidence

All tax advice, answers, and
reviews are guaranteed.

1. IT'S EASY TO GET YOUR TAXES
DONE RIGHT

We’ll ask you simple questions about your life and fill
out the tax forms for
you. And, if you ever need tax
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with a CPA or EA.

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CPA IN
YOUR CORNER

Our CPAs and EAs are there
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your taxes.

3. A FINAL REVIEW BEFORE
YOU FILE

Our CPAs and EAs can review, sign
and guarantee
your return, so you
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tax situation is handled right.

  • What customers are saying about
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  • First time
    self employed

    "I had a very pleasant experience with
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TurboTax Live Self-Employed features

For self-employed workers & small business owners
  • Find industry-specific deductions

    Get CPA help maximizing unique deductions across diverse industries: real estate, rideshare, web design, creative & performing arts, construction, and many more.

  • Ideal for
    1099-MISC income

    Designed for the unique
    situations of independent
    contractors, freelancers, and
    small business owners
    like you.

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  • NEW! 1099-MISC snap & autofill

    Easily and conveniently upload your 1099-MISC with just a snap from
    your smartphone.

  • NEW! Year Round Tax Estimator

    Plan ahead and avoid any surprises with an accurate estimate of next year's return from our Year Round Tax Estimator.

  • Mileage and
    vehicle deductions

    Let us determine if actual
    expenses or the standard
    mileage
    rate will get you the
    biggest
    tax deduction.

    Mileage and <br class="cgmt-visible-md cgmt-visible-xs" />vehicle deductions
  • Track expenses and mileage in
    real time

    Stay on top of all your expenses with effortless expense, mileage
    and job tracking with
    FREE QuickBooks Self-Employed.

  • Rideshare data import

    We've partnered with Uber and Lyft to make importing your rideshare tax summary with income and expenses a breeze.

  • Extra guidance for new businesses

    Have a CPA or EA show you the start-up tax deductions for new
    businesses so you can keep more of your hard-earned money.

  • Every self–employed
    tax deduction

    Our CPAS and EAs will search over 450 tax deductions to
    ensure you don’t miss a thing. Business travel, entertainment,
    supplies, and operating costs are
    all covered.

    Every self–employed <br class="cgmt-visible-md cgmt-visible-xs" />tax deduction
  • Simplified Schedule C filing

    Filing a Schedule C for your side gig income? We'll streamline the process so you won't have to answer any unnecessary questions and
    file faster.

  • Home office expense help

    Have a home office? We'll help you determine what you can deduct and do all the calculations for you, along with tips on how to best manage your home
    office deductions.

  • QBI guidance (Qualified
    Business Income)

    We take all the guesswork out to see if you qualify for the Qualified Business Income
    (QBI) deduction.

  • Unlimited employee forms

    Quickly prep and print unlimited W2’s and 1099’s for your employees with ease – even if you’re not using payroll.

  • Schedule C import (Prior Year
    pdf Import)

    Save even more time by easily importing a PDF of last year’s tax return from another major tax
    prep software.

  • Simplify asset depreciation

    Get your biggest tax deduction with the best depreciation method
    and our guidance
    through calculations.

  • Year-over-year picture

    Get an in-depth look at all of your self-employed (Schedule C) income. We'll provide a line-by-line comparison against previous years, so you can stay organized and make the right
    business decisions.

Also for investors & property managers
  • Quickly add
    investment info

    We can automatically import investment info from thousands
    of participating
    financial institutions.

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  • Accurate investment tax reporting

    Report sales of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, plus calculate capital
    gains/losses
    with guidance from a CPA or EA.

  • Find your cost basis

    In three easy steps you’ll discover your accurate purchase
    price for stock sales.

  • Set up new rentals

    Get step-by-step guidance setting up new rental properties and
    determining the fair market
    rent value.

  • Great for rental depreciation

    Simplify reporting your rental property depreciation and get the
    biggest
    tax deduction.

  • Guidance and support for
    employee stock plans

    Sold employee stock? We’ll automatically determine your
    correct basis for shares purchased, even at different times or
    different prices.

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Also for individuals & families
  • Guidance for homeowners

    Have a CPA or EA help you find the right deductions for mortgage
    interest
    , property taxes, refinancing fees, and more.

  • Deduction finder

    We search more than 350 tax deductions and credits to get
    you the biggest tax
    refund, guaranteed.

    Deduction finder
  • Ideal for student loans and
    education expenses

    A tax expert can help you deduct any interest you paid on
    student loans
    , as well as take advantage of other education
    credits and deductions.

    Ideal for student loans and <br class="cgmt-visible-xl cgmt-visible-lg" />education expenses
  • Tax credits for dependents

    Find tax-saving credits like the Child & Dependent Care Credit, Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC), and child tax credit.

  • Charitable donations

    Get every charitable donation deduction you deserve and easily calculate
    the value of your donated items with ItsDeductible™.

  • Big life changes? We can help.

    When you buy a home, get a new job, or have other serious life changes, an expert is always available to help explain what it means for
    your taxes.

  • Get a head start

    If you’re a returning customer we’ll automatically transfer last year’s information to save you time.

  • Your tax refund, your way

    Choose to receive your tax refund by check, direct deposit, or
    Turbo Prepaid Visa Card
    .

Help & support
  • Talk to real CPAs or EAs
    on demand

    A TurboTax CPA or EA is only a click away. Choose “Live
    Help” to share your screen with a tax professional, who will
    guide you through all your questions and review your
    return when you’re ready to file.

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  • Product support

    Our TurboTax product specialists will provide customized answers to your questions and guide you by drawing on
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  • Expert review

    Be 100% confident—we can review your return line-by-line, sign
    and file for you.

  • Community support

    Unlimited access to the helpful TurboTax community if you
    have questions.

    Community support
All TurboTax products are easy to use & guaranteed accurate
  • No tax knowledge needed

    We’ll ask you easy questions about your life and handle the math
    for you. You’ll get step-by-step guidance along the way.

  • Anytime, anywhere

    Finish your tax return in one visit or do a little at a time. We
    automatically save your progress as you go, so you can pick
    up where you left off from
    any device.

    Anytime, anywhere
  • No credit card? No problem.

    You can choose to pay for your tax preparation costs right out of your
    federal tax refund (fees may apply).

  • 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
    tax forms

    We can access tax form information from over a million
    participating employers and financial institutions. If yours isn’t
    on the list, just snap a photo, tap, and
    you’re done.

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  • 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.

  • It's easy to switch

    You can easily save time by importing a PDF of last year’s tax
    return from other major tax
    prep companies.

  • Finish your state return faster

    Once you complete your federal taxes, we can transfer your information to
    your state return to help you finish quickly and easily. (Fees apply)

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Commonly Filed Tax Forms and Schedules
Free Edition
Basic Live
Deluxe
Deluxe Live
Premier
Premier Live
Self-Employed
Self-Employed Live
1040U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Schedule EICEarned Income Credit
Schedule 1Additional Income and Adjustments to Income
Schedule 2Tax
Schedule 3Non-refundable Credits
Schedule AItemized Deductions
Schedule BInterest and Dividend Income
Schedule C/C-EZProfit or Loss from Business (Income)
Schedule SESelf-Employment Tax
Schedule DCapital Gains and Losses
Schedule ESupplemental Income and Loss, including rental property
Schedule C/C-EZProfit or Loss from Business (Expenses)
Other Tax Forms and Schedules
Free Edition
Basic Live
Deluxe
Deluxe Live
Premier
Premier Live
Self-Employed
Self-Employed Live
Form 1040-ESEstimated Tax for Individuals
Form 1040-VPayment Vouchers
Form 1040XAmended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Form 1095-AHealth Insurance Marketplace Statement
Form 1099-DIVDividends and Distributions
Form 1099-INTInterest Income
Form 1099-OIDOriginal Issue Discount
Form 1099-RDistributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement, etc.
Form 1310Statement of Person Claiming Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer
Form 14039Identity Theft Affidavit
Form 2120Multiple Support Declaration
Form 2210/2210AIUnderpayment of Tax/Annualized Income
Form 4506Request for Copy of Tax Form
Form 4852Substitute for Form W-2 or 1099-R
Form 4868Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File
Form 8332Release of Claim to Exemption for Child of Divorced or Separated Parents
Form 8379Injured Spouse Allocation
Form 8453U.S. Individual Income Tax Transmittal for an IRS E-File Return
Schedule 8812Additional Child Tax Credit
Form 8822Change of Address
Form 8857Request for Innocent Spouse Relief
Form 8862Information to Claim Certain Refundable Credits After Disallowance
Form 8863Education Credits
Form 8888Direct Deposit of Refund
Form 9465Installment Agreement Request
Form W-2Wages and Tax Statement
Form W-4Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Commonly Filed Tax Forms and Schedules (new forms for 2019)
Form 1098Mortgage Interest Statement
Form 1098-CContributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats and Airplanes
Form 1098-EStudent Loan Interest Statement
Form 1098-TTuition Statement
Form 1099-AAcquisition or Abandonment of Secured Property
Form 1099-CCancellation of Debt
Form 1099-GCertain Government Payments
Form 1099-KPayment Card and Third Party Network Transactions
Form 1099-MISCMiscellaneous Income
Form 1099-QPayments From Qualified Education Programs
Form 1099-SADistributions from an HSA, Archer MSA, or Medicare Advantage MSA
Form 1116/AMTAMT Foreign Tax Credit/Foreign Tax Credit
Form 2106Employee Business Expenses
Form 2441Child and Dependent Care Expenses
Form 2555Foreign Earned Income
Form 3903Moving Expenses
Form 4137Tax on Unreported Tip Income
Form 4562Depreciation and Amortization
Form 4684Casualties and Theft
Form 4952/AMTAMT Investment Interest Expense Deduction/Investment Interest Expense Deduction
Form 4972Tax on Lump-Sum Distributions
Form 5329Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (including IRAs)
Form 5405First-Time Homebuyer Credit and Repayment of the Credit
Form 5695Residential Energy Credits
Form 6251Alternative Minimum Tax
Form 8283Non-cash Charitable Contributions
Form 8396Mortgage Interest Credit
Form 8582/AMT/CRPassive Activity Loss Limitations/AMT/Credit Limitations
Form 8606Nondeductible IRAs
Form 8615Tax for Certain Children who have Unearned Income
Form 8801Credit for Prior Year Minimum Tax
Form 8814Parents' Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends
Form 8815Exclusion of Interest from Series EE and I U.S. Savings Bonds
Form 8834Qualified Electric Vehicle Credit
Form 8839Qualified Adoption Expenses
Form 8853Archer MSAs and Long-Term Care Insurance Contracts
Form 8859Carryforward of D.C. First-Time Homebuyer Credit
Form 8880Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions
Form 8889Health Savings Account
Form 8910Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit
Form 8911Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit
Form 8915AQualified 2017 Disaster Retirement Plan Distribution and Repayments
Form 8915BQualified 2017 Disaster Retirement Plan Distribution and Repayments
Form 8919Uncollected Social Security and Medicare Tax on Wages
Form 8936Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit
Form 8938Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets
Form 8958Allocation of Community Property Amounts
Form 8959Additional Medicare Tax
Form 8960Net Investment Income Tax
Form 8962Premium Tax Credit
Form 982Reduction of Tax Attributes Due to Discharge of Indebtedness
Form SS-4Application for Employer Identification Number
Form W-2GCertain Gambling Winnings
Schedule HHousehold Employment Taxes
Schedule RCredit for Elderly or Disabled
Form 8995Qualified Business Income Deduction
Form 8995-AQualified Business Income Deduction Simplified Computation
From 8995-A Sch ASpecified Service Trades or Businesses
From 8995-A Sch BAggregation of Business Operators
From 8995-A Sch CLoss Netting and Carryforward
From 8995-A Sch DSpecial Rules for Patrons of Agricultural or Horticultural Cooperatives
Form 1099-BProceeds from Broker Transactions
Form 2210-FUnderpayment of Estimated Tax by Farmers and Fishermen
Form 2439Notice to Shareholder of Undistributed Long-Term Capital Gains
Form 3468Investment Credit
Form 3800General Business Credit
Form 4136Credit for Federal Tax Paid on Fuels
Form 4255Recapture of Investment Credit
Form 4797Sales of Business Property
Form 4835Farm Rental Income and Expenses
Form 6198At-Risk Limitations
Form 6252Installment Sale Income
Form 6781Gains/Losses from Section 1256 Contracts and Straddles
Form 8586Low-Income Housing Credit
Form 8824Like-Kind Exchange
Form 8949Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets
Schedules K-1 (Form 1041)Estates and Trusts
Schedules K-1 (Form 1065)Partner's Share of Income, Credits, Deductions
Schedules K-1 (Form 1120S)Shareholder's Share of Income, Credits, etc
Form 8829Expenses for Business Use of Your Home
Form 8881Credit for Small Employer Pension Plan Startup Costs
Form 8885Health Coverage Tax Credit
Form 8941Credit for Small Employer Health Insurance Premiums
Schedule FProfit or Loss from Farming
Schedule JIncome Averaging for Farmers and Fishermen
Form 1040-NRNon-Resident Aliens (includes international students)
Minimum Operating Systems and Browsers

Windows
  • Windows 10.x

    • Firefox 65.x
    • Chrome 73.x
    • Opera 60.x
  • Windows 8.1

    • Firefox 65.x
    • Chrome 73.x
    • Opera 60.x
  • Windows 8

    • Firefox 65.x
    • Chrome 73.x
    • Opera 60.x
  • Windows 7

    • Firefox 65.x
    • Chrome 73.x
    • Opera 60.x
  • Android 5.x

    • Chromium default browser
  • Chromebook

    • Chrome
Mac
  • Mac OS X 10.15.x (Catalina)

    • Firefox 65.x
    • Safari 13.x
    • Chrome 73.x
    • Opera 60.x
  • Mac OS X 10.14.x (Mojave)

    • Firefox 65.x
    • Safari 13.x
    • Chrome 73.x
    • Opera 60.x
  • Mac OS X 10.13.x (High Sierra)

    • Firefox 65.x
    • Safari 13.x
    • Chrome 73.x
    • Opera 60.x
  • Mac OS X 10.12.x (Sierra)

    • Firefox 65.x
    • Safari 12.x
    • Chrome 73.x
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  • Mac OS X 10.11.x (El Capitan)

    • Firefox 65.x
    • Safari 11.x
    • Chrome 73.x
    • Opera 60.x
  • Mac OS X 10.10.x (Yosemite)

    • Firefox 65.x
    • Safari 10.x
    • Chrome 73.x
    • Opera 60.x
  • Mac OS X 10.9.x (Mavericks)

    • Firefox 65.x
  • iOS 11.x

    • Safari
    • Chrome
    • Firefox
Mobile / Other
  • iOS 9.x

    • Safari
  • Android 4.x

    • Chrome default browser
  • Chromebook

    • Chrome

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