TurboTax Self-Employed

Personal and business income and expenses

$114.99$89.99* Federal

Free federal e-file included

State additional

Your personal and business tax solution

  • Perfect for independent contractors (1099-Misc) and small businesses

    If you're self-employed, you may get to deduct expenses like travel and entertainment to lighten that tax bill. That's where we come in, searching over 350 deductions and credits so you don't miss a thing.

  • Find every tax deduction and credit you qualify for

    We'll get to know you by asking simple questions about your income, family and changes in your tax situation. Then, based on your answers, TurboTax will search for more than 350 tax deductions and credits to get you the biggest tax refund— guaranteed.

  • Industry specific deductions

    Don't miss any tax write-offs—we'll help you spot overlooked tax deductions unique to your situation.

  • Get tax deductions for your dependents

    We'll show you who qualifies as your dependent, and find tax-saving deductions and credits like the Child & Dependent Care Credit, Earned Income Credit (EIC), and child tax credit.

  • Vehicle tax deduction

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

  • Extra guidance for homeowners

    Your biggest purchase can also mean big deductions for things like: mortgage interest, property taxes, refinancing fees, points, and improvements to your home's energy efficiency.

  • Extra guidance for new businesses

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

  • See your refund in real time

    We display and update your federal and state tax refunds (or taxes due) as you do your income taxes, so you always know where you stand.

  • See your audit risk

    Reduce your chance of a tax audit with our Audit Risk Meter™. We'll check your tax return for common audit triggers, shows whether your risk is high or low and give you valuable tips.

  • No tax knowledge needed

    We'll ask you easy questions about your year and fill in the right tax forms for you.

  • Thousands of error checks

    You won't miss a thing, we'll double-check your tax return for accuracy before you file.

  • Big life changes? We can help

    Did you change jobs, get married, buy a home or have a baby? We'll guide you through common life changes, explain how they impact your taxes, and find any new tax deductions and credits you may qualify for.

  • Simplify asset depreciation

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

  • Snap. Tap. Done.™

    Snap a photo of your W-2 to automatically put your info into the right forms. Or, we'll directly import your W-2 for you.

  • Employee tax forms

    Prepare and print unlimited W-2 and 1099 tax forms for your employees and contractors.

  • Education tax credits

    If you or your children attended college, trade school, or even took classes for work, we'll help you find refund-boosting education tax credits and deductions (1098-E, 1098-T) for tuition, books, and student loan interest.

  • Your information is secure

    We're dedicated to safeguarding your personal information. We test our site daily for security, use the most advanced technology available, and employ a dedicated Privacy Team.

  • Your tax refund, your way

    Choose to receive your tax refund by check, direct deposit to your bank account, or to a pre-paid NetSpend® Premier Visa® Card.

  • Finish your state return faster

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

  • Refinancing Deductions

    Save every penny—we'll guide you through deducting points, appraisal fees, and more from your refinance.

  • Free e-file: Get your fastest possible tax refund*

    E-file your federal and state tax return with direct deposit to get your fastest tax refund possible.

  • Get a head start

    We'll automatically import your information from last year's TurboTax return to help save time and increase accuracy.

Reviews from TurboTax Self-Employed Online users

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast and easy! Been using service for years and it is very easy. Walks you through all the steps. Helps you make corrections. Can stop and start as needed, takes you back to where you left off. Easy navigation.
Date published: 2016-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Maxed my deductions I used TT this year to process my taxes, and it helped me learn more about keeping my records this year. I also maximized my deductions, because of the questions they asked. It really did lead me step by step.
Date published: 2016-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Always Use Turbo Tax I can always depend on Turbo Tax. I have a home business and we often buy/sell stock. I have used them for many years and will continue to use them as they make filing my taxes as easy as possible.
Date published: 2016-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Totally Impressed with Turbo Tax I was so impressed at how easy it was to do my own taxes. I would recommend this to anyone that is sick of paying people to do their taxes and is tired of leaving home.
Date published: 2016-03-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Could be better I have utilized Turbo Tax to e-file my taxes ever since I can remember. However, it was only last year that I noticed the outrageous fee just to have my refund direct deposited to my bank account. That along with the filing fee for what Turbo Tax boasts as "maximize your deductions", I am beginning to really wonder if Turbo Tax is as grand as I have believed it to be. I will applaud the ease of use and help when needed 24/7. I wish I could keep more of my refund....
Date published: 2016-01-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Forced review Turbo tax is forcing me to write a review before they let me file my state taxes. For that reason alone I am giving them 1 star. Normally it would be 5 because I love the program but this forced ratings thing is dumb.
Date published: 2016-02-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from cant downgrade but can upgrade by a simple click ? Accidentally clicked upgrade to home and business had my return completed and couldnt downgrade only option is to clear and start over . Upgrading with an accidental click was so easy but if you want to downgrade you must clear and start over . Completely ridiculous!!!!!
Date published: 2016-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like it I've used turbo tax for a few years now and it is my favorite tax service. They are very affordable when compared to other services. The program is thorough and tries to find as much deductions as possible. I'll be back next year.
Date published: 2016-03-26
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Tax Forms included with TurboTax Online products

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  • Self-Employed
Commonly Filed Tax Forms and Schedules Federal Free Deluxe Premier Self-Employed
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Form 4136 Credit for Federal Tax Paid on Fuels not checked"> not checked"> checked"> checked">
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  • TURBOTAX ONLINE/MOBILE

  • Try for Free/Pay When You File: TurboTax online and mobile pricing is based on your tax situation and varies by product. Free 1040EZ/1040A + Free State offer only available with TurboTax Federal Free Edition; Offer may change or end at any time without notice. Actual prices are determined at the time of print or e-file and are subject to change without notice. Savings and price comparisons based on anticipated price increase expected in March. Special discount offers may not be valid for mobile in-app purchases.
  • TurboTax Self-Employed ExpenseFinder: ExpenseFinder™ is available year round as a feature of QuickBooks Self-Employed (available with TurboTax Self-Employed, see the “QuickBooks Self-Employed Offer with TurboTax Self-Employed” details below.) ExpenseFinder™ expected late January (late February for mobile app). ExpenseFinder™ not available from within TurboTax Self-Employed for people with certain types of expenses and tax situations including paying contractors or employees, home office or vehicle actuals, inventory, self employed health insurance or retirement, asset depreciation, sale of property or vehicles, and farm income. Availability of historical transactions for import may vary by financial institution. Not available for all financial institutions or all credit cards.
  • QuickBooks Self-Employed Offer: File your 2016 TurboTax Self-Employed return by 4/18/17 and receive your complimentary subscription to QuickBooks Self-Employed until 4/30/18. Activation required. Log in to QuickBooks Self-Employed by 7/15/17 via mobile app or at https://selfemployed.intuit.com/turbotax; e-mail address used for activation and log-in. Offer valid only for new QuickBooks Self-Employed customers. See QuickBooks.com for price comparison.
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  • Pays for itself: In order to pay for the price of TurboTax Self-Employed, you will need at least $600 in deductible business expenses. This calculation is based on the self-employment tax income rate for tax year 2016.
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