TurboTax Live
Assist & Review Self-Employed


Expert tax advice, when you need it

Our experienced TurboTax Expert will help you file your self-employed tax return.

Per return
  • Includes QuickBooks Self-Employed1
  • We'll answer easy questions with step-by-step guidance
  • Security is built into everything we do

Self-employment taxes done, the expert way


Do your taxes with on-demand help

Using SmartLook™, connect with a TurboTax Expert and ask anything about filing your 2018 self-employment tax return over one-way video.

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Professionally reviewed and optimized

Before you submit your tax return, your TurboTax Expert will go over it in detail to make sure it's complete, accurate, and optimized.

Years of experience, at your service

Our team of TurboTax Experts have prepared and filed hundreds of self-employment tax returns for customers just like you – all that expertise is dedicated to getting you the best outcome, guaranteed.

Average experience of 17 years

Effortless expense tracking, year round with QuickBooks Self-Employed

Save time and make managing your self-employed expenses easier all year with complimentary effortless expense tracking, automatic mileage tracking, and simple receipt capture from QuickBooks Self-Employed.

TurboTax Live Full Service Self-Employed

Customized for self-employment

We've created our Full Service Self-Employed version to handle any situation where you have both personal and self-employed taxes, making it ideal for freelancers, side jobs, and returns with multiple sources of income.


Get your maximum refund - guaranteed

Get your maximum refund - guaranteed

Get your maximum refund

If you get a larger refund or smaller tax due from another tax preparation method, we’ll refund the TurboTax purchase price.2

NETFILE certified

Your tax return is securely submitted directly to the CRA with just one click. You'll get your refund fast - in as few as 8 business days.3
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100% accurate

Our calculations are 100% accurate and your taxes will be done right, guaranteed, or we'll reimburse you any CRA penalties.4

Secure with Confidence

TurboTax works hard to safeguard your information so you can file your taxes confidently.

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Questions and Answers

No, TurboTax Self-Employed is for people whose business income needs to be reported on their personal (T1) tax return. If your business is incorporated, you need to prepare a personal return for yourself and a separate corporate return (T2) for your business. TurboTax Self-Employed is a great fit for your personal return. For your corporate return, check out our incorporated business edition, TurboTax Business Incorporated.

Absolutely. TurboTax Self-Employed is the right choice for those who need to file employment income and self-employment income.

For sure! TurboTax Self-Employed includes an expert business interview that asks you straightforward questions to help you uncover every credit and deduction you deserve.

TurboTax Online runs in most current web browsers. For details see our TurboTax Online system requirements FAQ.

Yes! Our TurboTax Online editions are perfect for Mac users because they run in the web browser of your choice.

TurboTax supports all provinces (and territories!). All editions of TurboTax include all the forms and schedules you need to complete and file your federal and provincial returns via NETFILE and NetFile Québec.

GST/HST activities are reported on a GST/HST return. Some information from your GST/HST return is used on your tax return so it’s a good idea to complete the GST/HST return first. For step-by-step guidance on GST/HST returns, visit CRA’s webpage.

TurboTax Self-Employed calculates your Canada Pension Plan contributions due based on the net income from self-employment.

TurboTax Self-Employed calculates your Canada Pension Plan contributions due based on the net income from self-employment.

In many cases CRA requires instalments based on your tax owing in a three year period. But, for newly self-employed individuals, instalments aren’t necessary. Consider opening a separate bank account to set aside money for tax time.

Yes. TurboTax Self-Employed includes all the forms and schedules you need to claim every credit and deduction qualify for.

It depends on your situation, but a good benchmark is to set aside 25% of your business’s income for your self-employment taxes.

Everything from office supplies to vehicle costs can be written off, providing the expense related to your business, you have the supporting documentation and the expense is reasonable. View CRA’s full list here.

Side gigs, freelance work, and contract payments are all forms of income that are reported on your tax return. If you’re carrying on some form of business activity, report it – even if you’re not profitable yet.

If you already use QuickBooks Self-Employed, you can access mileage reports. Use the top left gear icon and in your settings click on ‘Reports’ then select ‘Mileage Log’. This report shows the business and personal kilometers you drove, including purpose, deduction amount and how you logged them.

Yes! Check out our Self-employed Expenses Calculator to estimate the impact your business expenses could have on your tax return.

To stay current with all the latest news and tips for small business owners, check out our TurboTax blog.

Connect to a live TurboTax Expert at any point during your tax return and get the answers you’re looking for and make sure your taxes are done right. You can ask as many questions as you’d like to make sure you claim every deduction and keep more of your hard-earned money. Whether you’re a sole proprietorship, small business owner or have a corporation and need help calculating your corporate income tax or figuring out the corporate tax rate, we’ve got you covered. We’ll help you navigate through forms like T2125 and T4As, so you never feel stuck. We’ll also help you find ways you can potentially reduce the income tax you pay on business earnings. Your tax expert will also help you file both your business and income tax return together and do a final review for you. We are NETFILE certified, which means you can submit your return to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) safely and securely. You can also take advantage of our expense calculator to maximize your tax savings by estimating your business expenses. Plus, it works great with QuickBooks, this way you can easily keep track your expenses and prepare for tax season.