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The Top 5 Reasons to File with TurboTax Free

Yes! You heard right, our TurboTax Free Online edition is 100% free of charge to prepare and file your tax return.

What’s the Catch?

There’s no catch! From students to seniors to everyone in between, TurboTax Free Online has you covered. There is no income limit or restrictions for age or income type. TurboTax Free has all the forms and schedules you need to get your taxes done right.

The Top 5 Reasons to File with TurboTax Free:

1. Free means Free!

  • The most appealing reason to file with free is that it costs you nothing!
  • There are no hidden costs, surprise fees or donation requests.
  • With TurboTax Free, free means free.

2. Convenience

  • You can file your return from the comfort of your own home, whether it be on your laptop, desktop, or mobile device.
  • It requires no credit cardsno appointments, and no tax office wait times.
  • Just start your return when you want, and finish it quickly.

3. Quick & Easy

We make it easy to fill out your return by taking you through the process step-by-step and double-checking for entry errors before you file. We make it easy to claim your credits and deductions with just the click of a few buttons. From medical expenses to caregiver deductions, we’ve got you covered.

4. Imports your Information for you

With our free product, you can import all of your important tax information for this year straight from the Canada Revenue Agency using CRA’s Auto-fill My Return (AFR). We do the work for you, so you don’t have to spend the time manually entering it.

5. Maximum Refund Guarantee

We guarantee we will get you the maximum refund you’re entitled to. By maximizing your credits and deductions with complete accuracy and precision, you will get every penny you should. If you Netfile your return, the average processing time is 10 business daysPaper filers can tack on another four to six weeks to that time.

What’s the Difference Between TurboTax Free and Other Online Editions?

TurboTax Free has everything you need to enter your tax info accurately, no matter what your tax situation. It’s got all the necessary nuts and bolts.

If you want to transfer your TurboTax Online return from last year into your current year return, you’ll have to upgrade to the Standard edition as the Free edition doesn’t include prior years’ transfers.

TurboTax Free only includes the basics you need to get these amounts into your return; therefore, if you want extra expert guidance with stuff like optimizing RRSPs, investments, rental income or self-employment income, you’ll want to check out our TurboTax StandardPremier or TurboTax Self-Employed editions.

Take a look at TurboTax Free in action:

What Edition of TurboTax Is Right for Me?

Answer a few simple questions on our product recommender and we can help guide you to the right edition that will reflect your individual circumstances.

You can always start your return in TurboTax Free, and if you feel the need for additional assistance, you can upgrade to any of our paid editions or get Live help from an expert. But don’t worry, while using the online version of the software when you choose to upgrade, your information is instantly carried over so you can pick up right where you left off.