TurboTax Online Lets You Try It For FREE

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Here is another option to purchasing your TurboTax software especially if you want to try it before you purchase it.  You can try it for FREE.  You can completely do your return using TurboTax Online and, if you are happy with it, then you can purchase it and complete your filing immediately.  Here are the online version prices:

  • FREE Edition for those filing 1040EZ: FREE includes Federal eFile
  • Deluxe: $29.95 includes Federal eFile
  • Premier & Home & Business also available

To file your state return you will need to make an additional purchase.  When you buy the software at the store, it does not include the eFile of state only the program to complete it.  You need to pay $19.95 on top of the $49 (average price right now) for a total of around $69.  Here are the additional costs to file state returns for the online version:

  • Free Edition State:  $27.95 (total for both federal & stated filed: $27.95)
  • Deluxe State:   $36.95 (total for both federal & stated filed: $66.90)
  • Premier & Home & Business also available

So the benefit of doing it this way is that you can try it first before you buy and it is a few dollars cheaper after completely and filing both federal and state returns.

Check here for the best deals available for the TurboTax software.