TurboTax Self-Employed

Personal & business income and expenses

  • Includes QuickBooks Self-Employed

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 your situation.

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Just snap a photo of your W-2 and upload it, and we’ll import the data into the right forms to save 

you time.

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What customers are saying about
TurboTax Self-Employed

  • Easy!

    "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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    Los Angeles, CA


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All TurboTax Self-Employed features

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

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

  • Ideal for
    1099-MISC income

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  • Track expenses in real time

    Track and categorize your expenses throughout the year so you can
    easily get all your deductions at tax time.

  • Track miles automatically

    Keep every trip logged with on-the-go mileage tracking right from your
    mobile phone.

  • 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.

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  • Capture receipts in a snap

    Snap photos of reciepts with your phone so you're ready to
    claim every deduction.

  • Extra guidance for new businesses

    We’ll show you the start-up tax deductions for new businesses so you can get every dollar
    you deserve.

  • Simplify asset depreciation

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

  • Prepare employee tax forms

    TurboTax Self-Employed will help you prepare and print W-2 and 1099 forms for your employees and contractors.

  • 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
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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
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  • 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
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  • Employee stock
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    If you sold employee stock, we'll determine
    your correct basis or shares purchased, even
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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
    refund—guaranteed.

    Deduction finder
  • Ideal for student loans and
    education expenses

    Deduct student loan interest and other
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  • Tax credits for dependents

    Find tax-saving credits like the Child & Dependent Care Credit, 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
    maximum refund.

  • 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.)

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  • 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
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All TurboTax products are easy to use & guaranteed accurate
  • No tax knowledge needed

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    start 
to finish.

  • Anytime, anywhere

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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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  • Get the fastest possible tax refund

    Get your refund quickly as a direct deposit when you electronically file your federal and state
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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
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cannot e-transfer info from QB Cannot e-transfer QB business file into turbotax. Also the whopper state fee to e-file (higher every year) at the state level and State returns requires more complicated information with little to know explanation from turbotax
Date published: 2019-10-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hmmmm I filed with TurboTax last year yet this year they didn’t seem to know what I paid I have my taxes done last year , nor many other important details. Then this return was rejected as I was not instructed to around particular numbers in the return. All the while, I was charged for all the upgraded expert services... insert eye roll here. So far it does not feel worth it.
Date published: 2019-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 2018 Tax Return Almost impossible to locate individual forms now. Unnecessary time waste., In summary of what and why more taxes, you need to show calculations
Date published: 2019-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to navigate It was very easy to navigate this year. I usually have a accountant friend help me input the info, but this year life got in the way and I had to do it by myself
Date published: 2019-10-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from All Done but not a great experience Way more expensive than what i thought and compared to others. Also, it said i was getting a huge refund and then i went to file it reduced it without explanation and i was extremely disappointed. Next year, i'll research better for a good option.
Date published: 2019-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular as always! I have been using Turbo Tax since I was a teen and into adulthood and have always loved it! It gets better each year and is so user friendly, helpful, easy and a great price! I will never use a different tax servicer! It has always had everything I needed even with all the changes to my family, marital status, career, businesses and then some!
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hmmmm I filed with TurboTax last year yet this year they didn’t seem to know what I paid I have my taxes done last year , nor many other important details. Then this return was rejected as I was not instructed to around particular numbers in the return. All the while, I was charged for all the upgraded expert services... insert eye roll here. So far it does not feel worth it.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from 2018 Tax Return Almost impossible to locate individual forms now. Unnecessary time waste., In summary of what and why more taxes, you need to show calculations
Date published: 2019-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to navigate It was very easy to navigate this year. I usually have a accountant friend help me input the info, but this year life got in the way and I had to do it by myself
Date published: 2019-10-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from All Done but not a great experience Way more expensive than what i thought and compared to others. Also, it said i was getting a huge refund and then i went to file it reduced it without explanation and i was extremely disappointed. Next year, i'll research better for a good option.
Date published: 2019-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular as always! I have been using Turbo Tax since I was a teen and into adulthood and have always loved it! It gets better each year and is so user friendly, helpful, easy and a great price! I will never use a different tax servicer! It has always had everything I needed even with all the changes to my family, marital status, career, businesses and then some!
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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 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-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 8863Education Credits
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 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 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)
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Mac
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