Free Tax Software for Preparing and eFiling Federal Returns Online
Wish you could easily prepare your federal taxes online for free —and get your refund directly deposited into your bank account in as few as 8 days? You can, with TurboTax Free Edition.
TurboTax Free Edition is free tax software designed for people who have simple returns, don't need much guidance, and usually file a 1040EZ or 1040A. (All TurboTax software is designed to handle the 2008 economic stimulus.)
Just about anyone can use TurboTax Free Edition to do their federal taxes for free (state tax software is optional and fees apply), and free eFile is included. The free tax software doesn't cover tax schedules C, D, E and F (required for people who own a business or have sold investments), but if you or your family member have a straightforward return with minimal deductions (like home mortgage interest, medical expenses or donations to charity), TurboTax Free Edition will make doing taxes a snap.
TurboTax free tax software asks easy questions, does all the math, and puts your answers on the right tax forms for you, including 1040EZ, 1040A and 1040. See all tax forms included with TurboTax Free Edition. Whether you have multiple W-2s, unemployment benefits, retirement, disability or survivor's benefits, TurboTax Free Edition has your federal tax return covered.
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