Join the 30 million Americans who already have saved money by using IRS Free File, the
free way to electronically prepare and e-file your federal tax return.
Free File does the hard work for you with brand-name software or online fillable forms, exclusively at IRS.gov. If you made $58,000 or less, you are eligible for a free tax software product. If you made more than $58,000 or you are comfortable preparing your own tax return, you can use Free File Fillable Forms, the electronic versions of IRS paper forms. Free File is available starting January 14, 2011. Explore your options at www.IRS.gov/freefile.
Free File is a partnership between the IRS and approximately 20 software providers. The software provides a step-by-step guide to get your taxes done quickly and accurately. It helps you get the tax breaks you are due, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit. Providers use the latest technology to keep your tax information safe and secure.
You also can e-file for free, which means a fast refund and an electronic receipt from the IRS. Combine e-file with direct deposit and get a refund in as few as 10 days. Or, if you owe, you can file early and pay anytime before the April tax deadline through automatic withdrawal. Free File software products are perfect for anyone looking for savings, for the first-time taxpayers seeking an easy introduction or for the experienced do-it-yourself filer. Free File is for federal tax returns only, although some providers offer state tax preparation for free or for a fee.
Free File Fillable Forms is more basic and probably is best for people comfortable preparing their own tax return. It has no income limits; anyone can use it. However, it does not support state tax returns.
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