Free Federal Tax Filing Options

I know some people are nervous about filing their own taxes and have limited income, but there are some wonderful and free options for you. Every year the IRS updates a list which includes sites that allow you to file your federal tax return free.

List of Free Federal Tax Filings

Please check each site to verify the qualifications which can include state of residence, age, and income. Here’s the current list that the IRS has for free tax filing on federal returns.

TurboTax® Freedom Edition: Free federal online tax return preparation and e-file if:

  • AGI is $31,000 or less or
  • Active military with an AGI of $57,000 or less or
  • Qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit

H&R Block’s Free File: Free federal online tax return preparation and e-file if:

  • AGI is $57,000 or less
  • Age 51 or younger.

TaxSlayer: Free federal online tax return preparation and e-file if:

  • AGI is less than $57,000
  • Age 25 or younger or  age 65 or older or
  • Active military

TaxACT Free Edition: Free federal online tax return preparation and e-file if:

  • AGI is $57,000 or less
  • Age 19 through 55 years

Thoughts on Finding a Reliable Way to Do Your Taxes

I think this list is a useful resources for many people, so if you think your friend or family could use it, share it or give them the link to the IRS’ full list.

We’ve used Turbotax at home for our taxes and it’s done a great job for us. how about you? How have you filed your taxes? What has been your favorite option?

VINE & LACE

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