IRS FREE File [#IRSFREEFile #FREEFile] 04/15
This year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is again offering the IRS FREE File program.
FREE File is available to any taxpayers who earned $69,000 or less in the 2019 tax year.
If you qualify, FREE File’s tax preparation software partners will offer you one or more FREE commercial tax prep services.
You can even use the program to file your taxes electronically, with no additional cost.
Depending on the software you get, you may also have access to FREE state income tax filing.
If you earn more than $69,000 a year, you’ll still have access to some of FREE File’s features.
You can prepare your tax returns electronically, rather than needing to use a pen and paper.
The forms will also check your math, so you do not make any mistake. Errors could cause a delay when the IRS processes your tax return.
Last year, some tax preparation software providers may have made it difficult for those qualifying for FREE File to find the appropriate FREE service.
Some users felt pushed toward competing products. They also were charged fees for a service that they believed was FREE. That left many taxpayers feeling cheated.
This year, FREE File providers cannot prevent their FREE File page from showing up in and internet search.
Meanwhile, providers cannot charge qualified taxpayers fees for federal return preparation and electronic filing.
If you qualify for the FREE File program, and want to make sure you have a legitimate offer, you can check the name.
Legitimate offers should be called “IRS Free File Program Delivered By” and then end with the name of the tax software provider or software platform.
How to Get FREE Tax Help: