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TurboTax Self-Employed

Personal & business income and expenses

  • New! Self-Employed (non-employee) income is now reported
    on the
    1099-NEC form.

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A SNAP

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What customers are saying about
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  • Easy!

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TurboTax Self-Employed features

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

    Maximize unique deductions across diverse industries: real estate, rideshare, web design, creative & performing arts, delivery drivers, construction, and many more.

  • Ideal for
    1099-NEC income

    We’re designed for independent contractors, freelancers, and business owners. Note: Self-employed (non-employee) income will be reported on the NEW 1099-NEC form, not the 1099-NEC form. The 1099-NEC form will reflect other types of income.

  • 1099-NEC snap & autofill

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

  • 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.

    *available by end of February

  • Seamless Square
    payment importing

    Save time and easily import your annual Square seller income into the right tax forms.

  • Simplify asset depreciation

    Calculating depreciation is easy with TurboTax Self-Employed—we'll help you.

  • Mileage and
    vehicle deductions

    We'll figure out if you get a bigger deduction by claiming actual expenses or by using the standard mileage rate.

  • Deduct new business expenses

    We’ll show you the startup tax deductions for new businesses so you can get the maximum refund you deserve.

  • Rideshare and UberEats data import

    TurboTax makes importing your Uber and
    Lyft rideshare tax data summary a breeze. Plus, you can now directly upload your
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    from UberEats.

  • 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.

  • Every self-employed
    tax deduction

    We'll search more than 450 tax deductions
    for things like business travel, entertainment, supplies, operating costs, and more to make
    sure you get every dollar
    you deserve.

  • QBI guidance (Qualified
    Business Income)

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

  • 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.

  • 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
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  • 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.

  • 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 & rental property owners
  • Easily import your
    investment info

    We partner with thousands
    of financial institutions to automatically import your investment info and save
    you time.

  • Accurate investment tax reporting

    Easily and accurately report sales of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, and calculate capital gains/losses, too.

  • Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
    are covered

    Import cryptocurrency transactions, and we'll accurately
    account for gains and losses.

  • Help setting up new rentals

    We can guide you step-by-step to set up new rental properties, including calculating their fair market value.

  • Great for rental depreciation

    Reporting your rental property depreciation is simple
    with TurboTax.

  • Employee stock
    plan support

    If you sold employee stock, we'll determine
    your correct basis or shares purchased, even
    if the purchases were
    at different times or
    different prices.

Also for individuals & families
  • Guidance for homeowners

    Find all the right deductions for mortgage interest, property taxes, refinancing fees,
    and more.

  • Deduction finder

    We’ll review more than 350
    tax deductions
    and credits to
    get you the biggest tax
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  • Ideal for student loans and
    education expenses

    Deduct student loan interest and other
    education credits and deductions to get your
    maximum refund.

  • Tax credits for dependents

    Find tax-saving credits like the , Earned Income Credit (EIC), and child
    tax credit
    .

  • Charitable donations

    Value the items you donated with ItsDeductible™. You’ll know exactly what
    qualifies as a charitable donation to get your
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  • Big life changes? We can help.

    TurboTax is equipped to handle all life situations, and we can help you understand what changes in your life mean for
    your taxes.

Help & support
  • One-on-one support,
    on demand

    A TurboTax product specialist can answer your questions on demand and guide you through preparing your
    tax return. (Ayuda disponible
    en Español.)

  • Community help

    You can always turn to the knowledgeable TurboTax online community for answers when you need them.

  • Answers when you need them

    TurboTax has detailed FAQs and articles to help you if you
    ever get stuck.

  • Need advice from a
    tax expert?

    Get started with TurboTax Live
    Self-Employed
    .

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  • No tax knowledge needed

    TurboTax guides you through preparing your taxes,
    start 
to finish.

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    Look for the option to pay for TurboTax directly from your federal refund
    (Fees
    may apply).

  • See your tax refund in real time

    We know your tax refund is important to you, so TurboTax shows you your refund as you go so you know where you stand.

  • Automatically add your
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  • Security is built into everything we do

    Safeguarding your information is a key priority of ours. You can file with confidence knowing your info is protected.

  • Finish your state return faster

    Once you complete your federal taxes online, you can move your info to your state return to file faster. (Fees apply.)

  • Your tax refund, your way

    Choose to receive your tax refund by check, direct deposit, or
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    your smartphone.

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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
1099-GUnemployment Income
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-GUnemployment Income
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 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 1099-NECNon-Employment Compensation
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 8863Education Credits
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 68.x
    • Edge 17
    • Chrome 74.x
    • Opera 64.x
  • Windows 8.1

    • Firefox 68.x
    • Edge 17
    • Chrome 74.x
    • Opera 64.x
  • Windows 8

    • Firefox 68.x
    • Edge 17
    • Chrome 74.x
    • Opera 64.x
  • Windows 7

    • Firefox 68.x
    • Edge 17
    • Chrome 74.x
    • Opera 64.x
Mac
  • Mac OS 11.0
    (Big Sur)

    • Safari 14.x
    • Chrome 83.x
    • Firefox 77.x
    • Edge
    • Opera 64.x
  • Mac OS X 10.15.x (Catalina)

    • Safari 13.x
    • Chrome 77.x
    • Firefox 70.x
    • Edge
    • Opera 64.x
  • Mac OS X 10.14.x (Mojave)

    • Safari 13.x
    • Chrome 74.x
    • Firefox 68.x
    • Edge
    • Opera 64.x
  • Mac OS X 10.13.x (High Sierra)

    • Safari 13.x
    • Chrome 74.x
    • Firefox 68.x
    • Edge
    • Opera 64.x
  • Mac OS X 10.12.x (Sierra)

    • Safari 12.x
    • Chrome 74.x
    • Firefox 68.x
    • Edge
    • Opera 64.x
  • Mac OS X 10.11.x (El Capitan)

    • Safari 11.x
    • Chrome 74.x
    • Firefox 68.x
    • Opera 64.x
  • Mac OS X 10.10.x (Yosemite)

    • Safari 11.x
    • Chrome 74.x
    • Firefox 68.x
  • Mac OS X 10.9.x (Mavericks)

    • Firefox 68.x
Mobile / Other
  • iOS 12.x

    • Safari
    • Chrome
    • Firefox
  • Android 7.x

    • Chromium default browser
  • Chromebook

    • Chrome


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