Turbotax freedom edition login

Logging Into Your TurboTax Account From The Login Screen

To login to your TurboTax account for existing customers you need your user name and password. You can also Contact TurboTax by Phone, Live Chat, or by e-Mail depending on your preference.

If you already created an account, the TurboTax login Procedure has been known to have issues during the peak parts of tax season are concentrated from January 15th to February 15th though this year will most likely change those dates to February 1st through the end of the month due to the late IRS starting date for accepting returns being delayed by our inept government shutdown.

The concentrated time period here is the end of January, fist of February when employers are required by law to send their employee W2 tax forms out to them. And then obviously the biggest surge which takes place just before the tax filing deadline.

There are two primary ways to log into TurboTax, outlined below.

Clicking this button will take you directly to the login screen that asks for your User ID and your Password. Once those have been entered you just simply click the Sign In button to access you account.

Should you have problems here, i.e. forgot your password, there is some text below the Sign In button that states "Need help accessing your account?". You can click this text. So here is what to do if you don't remember your account login credentials that were registered when you created your account.

Retrieving Your TurboTax Account Login User Name Or Password

Turbotax freedom edition loginWith the number of passwords we need to remember for our web surfing ventures these days it's not uncommon to for get some of this access data. So if you forgot your TurboTax Login username, or password, there is a "Need help accessing your account?" text link at the bottom of the login screen that you can click to be taken to the "Find your account?" screen. Here you can enter your email address or user ID to retrieve your account password.

So What If You Forgot What Email Address You Used And Your TurboTax User ID

Turbotax freedom edition loginThere is a text link that says "I don't know my email address or user ID" above the continue button that allows you to a screen where TurboTax asks for other information to determine who you are, and what login credentials were applied to your account when you created it.

Here you will be asked for your name, social security number, zip code and date of birth. You can then click continue and TurboTax will help you solve your Login issues.

If you have never created an account, it's easy to get started by registering for a new account online.

Creating A New TurboTax User Account

Follow the steps below to create a new TurboTax User Account.

  1. Turbotax freedom edition loginBegin by entering the email address you want to use.
  2. Next choose a user ID for your account access.
  3. Now you will choose a password for account access.
  4. Then you are required to select a security question and answer for providing additional credentials to TurboTax when they feel your login may be questionable, or account may have been breached
  5. Last "optional9quot; information to be entered is your mobile phone number.
  6. Click the Create Account button and you can Login to your new TurboTax Account.

You can then access the TurboTax Tax Software to choose the program you want to use to prepare and file your tax return online.

TurboTax offers several tax filing editions to choose from

Choosing Your TurboTax Software

Choose TurboTax Free Edition, Basic Edition, Deluxe Edition, Premier Edition, Home and Business Edition, Business Edition or Military Edition depending on your tax filing needs.

With the choices above you should be able to pick a product that will meet your needs and save you some time and money by helping you to take advantage of tax deductions.

Don’t Let TurboTax Free Edition Fool You—You Probably Want FREEDOM Edition

TurboTax touts their Free Edition’s free-ness. Free to use, free to file. Free for Federal, that is (1040EZ only). Then, they try to up-sell you on filing State for $27.95. What they probably don’t want you to notice is that the Free Edition has nothing to do with the Free File program offered by the IRS, which TurboTax does participate in. But I noticed. Especially one year in while in college when I had to file in three different states , all of which allowed Free E-Filing.

Oh, yeah, by the way, I’m not a CPA or any other sort of tax professional. This is just my experience with taxes, having been filing on my own since I was 16. Also, TurboTax is definitely not the only reputable Web-based tax application out there and I’m not really endorsing them. But, TurboTax happens to be whom I’ve used for the past few years, and this discrepancy of free has always irked me a bit.

Do You Meet One These Criteria?

  • AGI of 31k or less, or
  • Active Military with AGI of 57k or less, or
  • you qualify for the Earned Income Credit

Congratulations, you should probably use Freedom edition if you are planning on using TurboTax.

The IRS Free File program has its limits, as does TurboTax Freedom edition. For the former, you’re only eligible if you had an AGI of $57k or less in 2009. For TurboTax, it’s even more stringent: $31k AGI (for single filers). Additionally, if you own a house, own a business, have a lot of investments/capital gains/losses or donate a lot to charity and you don’t pay attn. to tax laws on your own or don’t care to, neither of TurboTax’s free editions are right for you. There are other companies that offer robust solutions through the Free File program that don’t have the same income limits (Freedom) or restrictions to 1040EZ (Free).

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to pay $30 to file my state taxes. Freedom edition allows you to do it for free in states that allow for free e-filing.

Additionally, while 1040EZ will suffice for some people, many others have more difficult tax needs and thus need access to the 1040, which is provided by the Freedom edition, but not Free edition.

But, I don’t see that option on TurboTax’s Web Site!

Yes, they’re rather sneaky like that. In order to access the Freedom edition, you have to go through the IRS Free File Portal. The IRS provides a nice tool to help you choose a preparer, but you can also choose to go to TurboTax directly. The link to TurboTax will allow you to use the Freedom Edition, where things really are free.

I can’t speak with any amount of authority, but I believe the same process is true for some of the other tax companies as well. So, if you do have an AGI under $57k, it’d be smart to head over to the IRS Free-File page and access the online tax applications from there. They provide a list of participating companies, the limitations of each, and a link to the correct free edition.

TurboTax Login To Access Online Account

TurboTax Login provides access to an online tax preparation software package at www.turbotax.com. There are a number of different versions, including TurboTax Deluxe, TurboTax Premier, etc. TurboTax is available for both federal and state income tax returns. The software is designed to guide users through their tax returns step-by-step.

The Federal Free edition allows users to automatically import their W2 tax forms. TurboTax has an extremely user-friendly website with all the relevant categories given at their homepage including the links for sign in and sign up portals.

Follow the guidelines below to access TurboTax through TurboTax Login portal:

  • Open the following URL https://www.turbotax.com/ in your web browser
  • You have now accessed TurboTax’s official homepage
  • Click the link “ Start for Free” then press “No”
  • Select what you want to build through TurboTax
  • Select the payment plan and again click “Start for Free”
  • Answer the tax related question
  • Then create your account by entering the information in the marked fields on the registration page
  • Create a User ID and password and click “Create Account”

Follow the guidelines below to access TurboTax through TurboTax Login portal:

  • Open the following URL https://www.turbotax.com/ in your web browser
  • You have now accessed TurboTax’s official homepage
  • Click the link of “Sign In”
  • You will be redirected to the TurboTax Login portal page
  • Enter your TurboTax Login user ID
  • Enter your password and press “Sifn in”
  • You have now successfully logged in to your TurboTax account
  • Only choose to tick the “ Remember Me” option if you are using your own personal device
  • Once you have successfully logged in into the system, you can choose to log out at any time

Forgot your TurboTax Login Password or User ID?

If you have forgotten your TurboTax Login password or User ID, retrieve your password by following the steps below: