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    Filing is always free for all supported forms and situations. There’s never a hidden fee or upsell. Ever.

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    Get your max refund—guaranteed¹.

    We show you potential deductions you can take to help you get back all the money you deserve. But should you still receive a bigger refund elsewhere, we'll cover the difference up to $100 (min. $25).¹

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    The smart way to file.

    We’ll show you only the forms that apply to your unique filing situation. And for simple W2 filers, you can even snap a photo of your W2 and your tax information will auto-populate into the correct fields on your return.

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    We check and double-check your return for accuracy. But just in case, you’ll also receive Audit Defense² free of charge.

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Q: Is Credit Karma Tax® really free?

Yes! Credit Karma Tax® never charges to help you prepare and file state and federal tax returns. This is true even if you’re taking deductions or credits that other services might charge for. You’ll also never be charged to access previous years’ returns that you filed with Credit Karma Tax®.

E-filing your taxes with Credit Karma Tax® includes free Audit Defense; for details click here. If you’re a Credit Karma member, Credit Karma Audit Defense is also available for free, whether you filed with Credit Karma Tax® or somewhere else.

Q: Is Credit Karma Tax® accurate?

Credit Karma Tax® 100% guarantees the accuracy of our calculations. If the IRS and/or applicable state tax authority imposes penalties and/or interest on you due to a Credit Karma Tax® calculation error, Credit Karma Tax® will reimburse you up to a maximum of $1,000 in the form of gift card(s). For details and eligibility, click here.

Q: Is Credit Karma Tax® better than TurboTax®?

For 2018 tax returns (as of Jan. 24, 2019), TurboTax® Free Edition did not cover all itemized deductions, profit or loss from business (aka business income or expenses), self-employment tax, and capital gains and losses. Credit Karma Tax® covers all of the above.

When you file with Credit Karma Tax®, you’ll never face unexpected charges or be asked to upgrade to a paid version. It’s always free to file your state and federal taxes from start to finish.

¹ If you receive a larger federal tax refund amount or owe less in federal taxes using the same Tax Return Information when filing an amended return through another online tax preparation service, then you may be eligible to receive the difference in the refund or tax amount owed up to $100 (minimum $25) in the form of a gift card from Credit Karma Tax. For details and eligibility, click here.

² For details and eligibility, click here. Exclusions apply.