Why use TurboTax
Whether you’re getting started, have an established business or trying out a side-gig, we’re designed for the
unique needs of self-employed and small business owners. TurboTax Self-Employed searches for deductions personalized to you and your line of work. We'll help you claim industry-specific tax write offs to help you get back every dollar you deserve.
Filing with TurboTax is easy
1. EVERY DEDUCTION FOUND. EVERY DOLLAR YOU DESERVE.
No two people are alike. That’s why industry-specific deductions are personalized to your line of work and your unique situation, so you can keep more of the money you earn. Covers industries like rideshare, real estate, delivery driving, online retail, professional consulting and more.
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
What customers are
saying about TurboTax Self‑Employed
"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."
"TurboTax made filing as
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
Helpful for Independents
"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."
Los Angeles, CA
*Actual customer testimonials. Photos are illustrative only.
TurboTax Self-Employed features
Ideal for 1099-NEC income
Whether you’re getting started, have an established business
or trying out a side-gig, we’re uniquely designed for independent contractors, gig-workers, freelancers, and small business owners.
1099-NEC snap & autofill
Easily and conveniently upload your 1099-NEC with just a snap from
Year Round Tax Estimator
Plan ahead and avoid surprises with an accurate estimate
of next year's return with our free interactive Year Round Tax Estimator.
We'll search more than 500 tax deductions
for things like business travel, entertainment, supplies, operating costs, and more to make
sure you get every dollar
Import from QuickBooks Self‑Employed
We'll automatically import your QuickBooks Self-Employed income and expense accounts and classify them for you.
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
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.
Seamless Square payment importing
Save time and easily import your annual Square seller income into the right tax forms.
QBI guidance (Qualified
We take all the guesswork out to see if you qualify for the Qualified Business Income
Schedule C import (prior year
Save even more time by easily importing a PDF of last year’s tax return from another major tax
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 for shares purchased, even
if the purchases were
at different times
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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Get your taxes online anytime, anywhere—no appointment necessary. Seamlessly switch between devices and securely pick up right where you left off.
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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.)
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 taxes will be done right, guaranteed, or we’ll pay you any