TurboTax Self-Employed

The perfect tax solution for independent contractors and freelancers

(4.6/5 | 18644 reviews)
Star ratings are from 2022
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Steps 1 through 5
Tell us about your life and we’ll guide you step by step. Jumpstart your taxes with last year’s info.
Snap a photo of your 1099-NEC or 1099-K, upload it, and we’ll put your info in the right places.
CompleteCheck™ scans your return so you can be confident it’s 100% accurate.
We’ll find industry-specific deductions, including rideshare, delivery driving, and real estate.
We’re committed to getting you every dollar you deserve, guaranteed.


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All TurboTax Self-Employed features

For self-employed workers & freelancers
  • Find industry-specific deductions

    Maximize unique deductions across diverse industries: Real Estate, Delivery Driving, Specialty-Trade Construction, Personal Services, Online retail, Rideshare, Professional Consulting, and many more.

  • Ideal for 1099-NEC income

    Whether you’re getting started or been self-employed for a while, we’re uniquely designed for independent contractors, gig-workers, and freelancers.

  • 1099-NEC and 1099-K snap & autofill

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

  • Self-Employed Tax Calculator

    Plan ahead and avoid surprises with an accurate estimate of next year's return with our free Self-Employed Tax Calculator.

  • Every self–employed tax deduction

    We'll search for 500 tax deductions and credits for things like business travel, entertainment, supplies, operating costs, and more to make sure you get every deduction you deserve.

  • 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

    Calculate depreciation and maximize your deductions, including assets like rental properties.

  • 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

    Importing your Uber and Lyft rideshare tax data summary is a breeze. You can directly upload your food delivery income and expenses 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.

  • Seamless Square payment importing

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

  • QBI guidance (Qualified Business Income)

    We take all the guesswork out to see if you qualify for the 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 prep software.

  • Unlimited employee forms

    Quickly prep and print unlimited W2s and 1099s 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.

  • Accurate investment tax reporting

    Report sales of stocks, crypto, bonds, and mutual funds, plus calculate capital gains/losses. Determine your correct basis for purchased employee stocks and more.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy As Pie Turbo Tax is very easy to use and helps you all the way through
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from turbotax was a great help TurboTax really help me out bye taking care of the big part of it for me
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from By time except my payment it was past deadline You you accepted my payment to be able to e-file at the last minute not giving me time to make the deadline. I was on the phone with two different agents all day over 12 hours trying to process my payment. Once payment went through then you had to do the final process of e-filing giving the last amount of information and how to do your direct deposit when all that could have been taken care of earlier and then the payment. Absolutely worst thing ever
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Like the help with every question! It would be great if I didn’t have to file at all, but since I do… I appreciate TurboTax help and programs
Date published: 2022-10-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poorly designed user interface. Today I used both TurboTax desktop (for Mac) and the online versions. When I logged out and tried to log back in to the desktop version, it showed zero information, which was extremely alarming. I had to reload my tax file and this step wasn't obvious. I almost had a meltdown. When I did-reload, two windows stayed open: one with no information and the loaded one. I was very nervous to close anything because I'd lost all confidence in how files are saved and was worried that the blank file could over-write the good file. I did appreciate that it was easy to get through to a LIVE product expert for assistance. Yay!!! But I had to call many times due to problems I encountered, which shouldn't have been necessary. Another key problem is that as a consultant all business meals are 100% tax deductible (not 50%), but your 2019 desktop version didn't recognize this, so I had to do a work-around. Also, very confusing information in 2021 online on where to file self-employed health insurance premium deduction. It only says not to enter it into Business Insurance expenses, even though prior years instructed me to enter it here. Ugh!!!!! Also, different years give very different guidance related to expense categories.
Date published: 2022-10-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Previous years were much better I was disappointed in that I had to pull old returns for vehicle depreciation information that should of carried over from previous years using Turbo-tax. Had to enter zero's in 1099's with no amounts in boxes. Almost like I had not used Turbo-tax in previous years when I've used it for 15-17 years continuously.
Date published: 2022-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Turbo tax are #1 company and i really recommend it Very fast, help full and wonderful representatives peoples
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool Very helpful to organize our taxes we moved, had a baby, and bought a house.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Turbo Tax is amazing Amazing and very helpful with informational windows to assist throughout
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Convenient location for tax records. Easy to efile Nice to be able to have options for payments. Secure.
Date published: 2022-10-18
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy As Pie Turbo Tax is very easy to use and helps you all the way through
Date published: 2022-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from turbotax was a great help TurboTax really help me out bye taking care of the big part of it for me
Date published: 2022-10-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from By time except my payment it was past deadline You you accepted my payment to be able to e-file at the last minute not giving me time to make the deadline. I was on the phone with two different agents all day over 12 hours trying to process my payment. Once payment went through then you had to do the final process of e-filing giving the last amount of information and how to do your direct deposit when all that could have been taken care of earlier and then the payment. Absolutely worst thing ever
Date published: 2022-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Like the help with every question! It would be great if I didn’t have to file at all, but since I do… I appreciate TurboTax help and programs
Date published: 2022-10-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poorly designed user interface. Today I used both TurboTax desktop (for Mac) and the online versions. When I logged out and tried to log back in to the desktop version, it showed zero information, which was extremely alarming. I had to reload my tax file and this step wasn't obvious. I almost had a meltdown. When I did-reload, two windows stayed open: one with no information and the loaded one. I was very nervous to close anything because I'd lost all confidence in how files are saved and was worried that the blank file could over-write the good file. I did appreciate that it was easy to get through to a LIVE product expert for assistance. Yay!!! But I had to call many times due to problems I encountered, which shouldn't have been necessary. Another key problem is that as a consultant all business meals are 100% tax deductible (not 50%), but your 2019 desktop version didn't recognize this, so I had to do a work-around. Also, very confusing information in 2021 online on where to file self-employed health insurance premium deduction. It only says not to enter it into Business Insurance expenses, even though prior years instructed me to enter it here. Ugh!!!!! Also, different years give very different guidance related to expense categories.
Date published: 2022-10-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Previous years were much better I was disappointed in that I had to pull old returns for vehicle depreciation information that should of carried over from previous years using Turbo-tax. Had to enter zero's in 1099's with no amounts in boxes. Almost like I had not used Turbo-tax in previous years when I've used it for 15-17 years continuously.
Date published: 2022-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Turbo tax are #1 company and i really recommend it Very fast, help full and wonderful representatives peoples
Date published: 2022-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool Very helpful to organize our taxes we moved, had a baby, and bought a house.
Date published: 2022-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Turbo Tax is amazing Amazing and very helpful with informational windows to assist throughout
Date published: 2022-10-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Convenient location for tax records. Easy to efile Nice to be able to have options for payments. Secure.
Date published: 2022-10-18
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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 DCapital Gains and Losses
**
**
Schedule 2Additional Taxes
Schedule 3Additional Credits and Payments
Schedule AItemized Deductions
Schedule BInterest and Dividend Income
Schedule CProfit or Loss from Business (Income)
***
Schedule SESelf-Employment Tax
Schedule ESupplemental Income and Loss, including rental property
Schedule CProfit or Loss from Business (Expenses)

* Limited use of schedule to report hobby and personal property rental income reported on 1099-K

** Limited use of schedule to report personal item sales income reported on 1099-K

*** only if there are no Schedule C Profit 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 8888Direct Deposit of Refund
Form 9465Installment Agreement Request
Form W-2Wages and Tax Statement
Form W-4Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Schedule LEPRequest for Change in Language Preference
Form 1099-KPayment Card and Third Party Network Transactions
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Commonly Filed Tax Forms and Schedules (new forms for 2021)
Form 1098-EStudent Loan Interest Statement
Form 1098Mortgage Interest Statement
Form 1098-CContributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats and Airplanes
Form 1098-TTuition Statement
Form 1099-AAcquisition or Abandonment of Secured Property
Form 1099-CCancellation of Debt
Form 1099-GUnemployment Income and other government payments
Form 1099-MISCMiscellaneous Income
Form 1099-NECNon-Employment Compensation
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 8915FQualified 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 8994Employer Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave
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.
Schedules K-3 (Form 1065)Partner's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc.-International
Schedules K-3 (Form 1120S)Shareholder's Share of Income, Credits, etc-International
Form 8829Expenses for Business Use of Your Home
Form 8881Credit for Small Employer Pension Plan Startup Costs
Form 8941Credit for Small Employer Health Insurance Premiums
Schedule FProfit or Loss from Farming
Schedule JIncome Averaging for Farmers and Fishermen

* Limited use of schedule to report hobby and personal property rental income reported on 1099-K

** Limited use of schedule to report personal item sales income reported on 1099-K

*** only if there are no Schedule C Profit or Loss from Business (Expenses)

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You’ll only need your email address and a phone number to get started. Just answer a few simple questions and you're on your way.

If you don’t have your forms on hand, you can auto-import your info from your W–2s or 1099s directly from more than a million participating employers and financial institutions.

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Eventually, for more complex tax situations, you may need additional documents like mortgage statements or other detailed financial information. But since we save your return as you go, you can finish anytime.

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(4.6/5 | 18644 reviews)
Star ratings are from 2022