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TurboTax Military + Veterans: Discount or Free? • 2023

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Are you an active-duty member of the U.S. Military? If so, you’ll want to check out TurboTax’s special Free Military Edition.

TurboTax for Military was designed to address the specific challenges that come with being active duty, reserve, or veteran (retired) military personnel (or spouse) tax filer. TurboTax Military Edition helps to ensure that you get the maximum refund possible and includes free Federal and State e-file for active-duty military.

Everything from education assistance to moving expenses to EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) are potential tax deductions for members of the military!

Not active duty military? Veterans of the armed services and USAA members can also get a great discount of $5-20 on TurboTax when filing their Federal and State taxes. Here’s what you should know about TurboTax for Military, USAA, National Guard, and Veterans:

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TurboTax Discounts for Military:

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  • TurboTax Military EditionFREE for most active duty military – 2023
  • TurboTax $5-20 Off – BEST for Veterans, USAA, and first responders. Discount applies to online products including Deluxe, Premier, Self-Employed – 2023

Is TurboTax Free for Active Duty Military? (2023)

TurboTax Online now offers Free Deluxe, Premier, and Self Employed FREE to enlisted active duty military, reservists, and National Guard ranks E1-E9! (TurboTax Live and download products are not included)

How to get TurboTax Military free: Just enter your W-2 and verify your military rank when using a TurboTax Online product to qualify. You can start here, and your discount will be applied when you are ready to file:

Veterans, retired military, and USAA members do not currently qualify for TurboTax Military Free. However, you can still get a $5-25 discount on TurboTax Online products with no need to enter a service code:

Top 3 TurboTax Military Discount Codes:

  1. Enlisted, Active Duty, and Reserve Military File Free
  2. Up to a $20 discount on TurboTax online with code MILITARY20
  3. Veterans save up to $20 on TurboTax with promo code: VETERAN20

Turbotax Veteran or Retired Military Discount?

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Currently, there is no specific TurboTax discount for veterans of the Army or Navy or retired military members. However, you can get the best price with their current discount advertised to civilians and veterans alike from our semi-exclusive offer page.

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You can find military and veteran discounts from dozens of online stores here.

TurboTax military discount not applied? When you start filing your taxes you’ll have a chance to claim your status as active-duty military. When verified, qualifying members of the military will file for free. If your discount is not working, try logging out, then log in again and click the promotional link to apply the discount.

TurboTax USAA Discount: (No Promo Code)

Do USAA members get a discount on TurboTax? TurboTax does not provide a discount on their products specifically for USAA members directly through their site at turbotax.intuit.com. However, if you are a member of USAA you can access a number of tax-related forms discounts from the USAA tax center at USAA.com. Just log in and then click the “TurboTax” link like this:

You’ll then see the link to the USAA TurboTax discount of up to $20.

Tip: Looking for a TurboTax USAA discount? Go through your USAA online account to the Tax Center or access the same $5-20 discount directly here!

Top 3 TurboTax USAA Discount Codes:

  1. Up to $20 off TurboTax online for early filers: apply code
  2. Up to an extra $10 discount with code USAA2023
  3. USAA: simple taxes qualify for TurboTax Free Edition

TurboTax First Responder Discount?

Currently, there is no specific discount for first responders such as police or firefighters, EMT, or nurses. However, you can take advantage of this civilian discount for $5-20+ off TurboTax Online products including Deluxe, Premier, and Self-Employed, and you don’t even need to enter a discount code.


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TurboTax now offers its online products for free to active duty military. (Regular pricing here) They also have some good resources for military, USAA members, National Guard, and Veterans on their blog including helpful articles about military tax deductions.

I hope that you qualify to file your Federal and State taxes for free, but if not, at least you can save up to $25 on TurboTax Deluxe, Premier, or Self-Employed. Not sold on TurboTax? Learn about H&R Block for the military here. If you are self-employed or have a small business, we also have a great coupon for QuickBooks here.

We have more discounts for the military including Fanatics for military and the Factor 75 hero discount!

This page was created in 2022 and updated for 2023. Thanks for stopping by Mighty Taxes!

About kevin

Hi, I'm Kevin McCormick. I graduated from Rutgers U., and now live in Philadelphia with my wife, three kids, and a dog. I enjoy blogging in my free time, especially about finance and the history of taxation. Thanks for stopping by Mighty Taxes!