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TurboTax Free Edition Offers Free Tax Preparation

What Can't TurboTax Free Edition Do?

TurboTax Free Edition does not support schedules C, D, E and F (required for people who own a business or have sold investments), but simple tax returns usually don't require these forms.

Also, if you had recent changes in your life that add complexity to your taxes (getting married, buying a house, having children, inheritances, investments, etc.), you may want extra guidance while completing your tax return. If you've made a lot of charitable donations and want to make sure you get full value for them, you'll benefit from using ItsDeductible—built-in to TurboTax Deluxe, Premier and Home & Business. Or perhaps you'd just feel more comfortable with additional assistance, and tools such as TurboTax Live Community, where you can get live answers to your questions from tax experts and the TurboTax community. In these cases, free tax preparation is probably not your best choice.

TurboTax offers a variety of products that provide extra help with things like charitable donations, mortgage interest, child care, medical expenses, investments or self-employment income. You can even use TurboTax to have a tax professional complete and file your return for you.

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