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Is it time for me to tell my state legislators that it should not cost me a bundle to e-file?

You can probably e-file your California return for free. Right here: https://ftb.ca.gov/online/CalFile/index.asp?WT.mc_id=HP_Onli...

The fee you are paying to TurboTax goes only to TurboTax. You are paying them for their time and effort to create their program which prepares California tax returns and then e-files those returns.

Why TT chooses to give away their Federal program and charge for the state program is beyond me. But it's their business decision to make.

In short, contacting your state legislator will not help with this issue. (It doesn't help on many others as well, but that's a topic for PA).

--Petri non dormitat
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