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You paid for the convenience of being able to use TurboTax to import all the info from your federal return into your state return. It probably saved you an 30-90 minutes depending on the complexity of your return. It's up to you whether that time is worth $17.95


No, the OP already paid for the state version of TurboTax, and that includes moving the information from the federal to the state form.

The $17.95 is an additional charge to file the taxes electronically. That has nothing whatsoever to do with putting the actual return together.

I use TT for my taxes, but I don't pay for the electronic filing. I mail the returns instead, but I have a return for DH and me, and a return for each of the kids, so the costs for electronic filing start to add up fast, and the convenience level is not worth the added expense to me.

I do realize that it is worthwhile for other folks, but that doesn't mean it is worthwhile for everyone.
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