Want the convenience of efile but don't want to pay for it? Use any TurboTax Online tax software product and efile your tax return to the IRS for free. Use TurboTax Online to efile your return and the IRS will send you a confirmation within 48 hours and deposit your tax refund directly into your bank account. There's no faster way to get your tax refund.
IRS efile: Free, Fast and Accurate
Here’s how efile works: Complete your return using any TurboTax Online tax software product and you'll have the option to efile your return to the IRS for free. When you efile, the IRS will confirm receipt by email within 48 hours. Choose to have your refund direct deposited into your bank account for your fastest refund possible.
How much does IRS eFile cost?
Efiling is included for free when you purchase a TurboTax Online federal or state tax product. Federal and state online products are paid for separately.
Note: TurboTax Free Edition, for simple tax returns, offers a completely free federal tax return and includes free IRS efile. No purchase is required.
How many online federal returns can I efile?
You can efile one free federal return (single or joint) with the IRS per online product purchase (no federal purchase necessary if using TurboTax Free Edition). You can purchase and efile as many online products as you need.
How many online state returns can I efile for free?
TurboTax State Online tax software products are purchased separately from our federal online products. For each TurboTax State Online purchase, you can efile up to three state returns for every federal return you efile, at no additional charge.
Can I eFile a state return if I don't eFile my federal return?
Most states require that a federal return be efiled in order to efile a state return. There are five exceptions: California, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, and Minnesota. You can efile these state returns without efiling a federal return.
All you need to know
Just answer simple questions about your life, and TurboTax Federal Free will take care of the rest.