TurboTax Self-Employed

Online Version
For freelancers, small business owners, and side income earners

See how it works

Whether you run your own business, have a side job, or multiple sources of income, TurboTax Self-Employed has your unique situation covered.

$59.99
Per return

File your personal and small business taxes online

When you work for yourself, your situation is unique, and when it comes to filing self-employed taxes in Canada with all your deductions, business expenses, mileage amounts, and contributions, we'll make sure TurboTax Self-Employed gets it done accurately.

Easily find and claim all your self-employed expenses

Easily find and claim all your self-employed expenses

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.1

100% accurate

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

Security is built into everything we do

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

Here's how

Support when you need it

Find the answers you’re looking for on AnswerXchange with experts and community members.

Go to AnswerXchange

Looking for something else?

Let’s find the right TurboTax version for you.

Choose Your TurboTax

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.

Unbiased reviews of TurboTax Self-Employed Online

The following reviews are all provided, word-for-word, by people who've used TurboTax Self-Employed Online. We work with a third-party to collect the reviews - and we promise that we don't edit them or pick & choose our favourites. As a result, we hope these unbiased reviews will help you make the right decision about choosing TurboTax.

What are the system requirements for TurboTax Online?

You can access TurboTax Online using any of the browsers from the list below.

On Microsoft Windows, use any browser from the list below to access TurboTax Online:

  • Google Chrome 35 or higher
  • Mozilla Firefox 25 or higher
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or higher
  • Microsoft Edge Browser

Windows XP and Vista users: Since Internet Explorer 11 is not available for your operating systems, download Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to access TurboTax Online from your computer.

On Mac OS X, use any browser from the list below to access TurboTax Online:

  • Google Chrome 35 or higher
  • Apple Safari 5.0.4 or higher
  • Mozilla Firefox 25 or higher
  • Note that only Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or later is supported.

Important: If you disabled cookies or JavaScript in your browser, you will need to enable it. Also, if you want to print your tax return, you need Adobe Reader or a suitable alternative to view and print PDF files.