Why use TurboTax Self-Employed?
The perfect personal and small business tax solution, TurboTax Self-Employed searches for
unique deductions personalized to you and your line of work. It will also help you find and claim
business expenses to get every dollar you deserve back.
Filing with TurboTax is easy
1. ANSWER SIMPLE QUESTIONS
ABOUT YOUR LIFE
We’ll ask you basic questions about your life, your family, and your work, and we’ll use your answers to fill out all the right tax forms for
2. UPLOAD YOUR 1099-NEC IN
Just snap a photo of your 1099-NEC and upload it, and we'll import the data into the right forms to save you time.
What customers are saying about
"TurboTAX is the recommended method to file taxes here in the USA. I am a freelancer for many companies, and with a pile of 1099 tax forms, I needed someone to do this. Regular tax preppers would charge you hundreds of dollars to send in a form like I have."
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an independent contractor extremely easy. I really liked the search bar feature and the ability to enter form numbers and be directed to the exact section to enter it. This made filing a breeze! I felt confident that I wasn't missing
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"I've been using TurboTax for the past five years and it's really great for freelance artists like me. I end up paying a little over $100, which is a huge difference compared to H&R Block and other tax professionals where I used to spend thousands of dollars for help. I appreciate TurboTax helping out the small, independent freelancers like me."
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TurboTax Self-Employed features
Find industry-specific deductions
Maximize unique deductions across diverse industries: real estate, rideshare, web design, creative & performing arts, delivery drivers, construction, and many more.
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
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
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.
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
food delivery income and expenses
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.
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
QBI guidance (Qualified
We take all the guesswork out to see if you qualify for the Qualified Business Income
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
Schedule C import (prior year
Save even more time by easily importing a PDF of last year’s tax return from another major tax
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.
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
Easily import your
We partner with thousands
of financial institutions to automatically import your investment info and save
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
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
If you sold employee stock, we'll determine
your correct basis or shares purchased, even
if the purchases were
at different times or
We’ll review more than 350
and credits to
get you the biggest tax
Ideal for student loans and
Deduct student loan interest and other
education credits and deductions to get your
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
A TurboTax product specialist can answer your questions on demand and guide you through preparing your
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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
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No tax knowledge needed
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start to finish.
Get your taxes online anytime, anywhere—no appointment necessary. Seamlessly switch between devices and securely pick up right where you left off.
No credit card? No problem.
Look for the option to pay for TurboTax directly from your federal refund
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
Skip the data entry. We have tax info from more than a million companies and financial institutions ready
Get the fastest possible tax refund
Get your refund quickly as a direct deposit when you electronically file your federal and state
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
Turbo Visa Debit Card.
Snap. Tap. Done.™
Import your tax forms in a second from
We search over 450
We’ll find every tax deduction and credit you qualify for to get you the biggest tax
Every detail reviewed
Get a comprehensive review of your online tax return before you file so you can be confident nothing
100% accurate calculations
Our calculations are 100% accurate so your tax return will be done right, guaranteed, or we’ll pay you any