Comprehensive tax preparation and e-filing is available to 70 percent of taxpayers, thanks to Free File — a partnership between the Internal Revenue Service and a coalition of industry-leading tax software companies called the Free File Alliance.
Every taxpayer with a 2013 Adjusted Gross Income of $58,000 or less may visit www.IRS.gov/freefile to prepare, complete and e-file their federal tax returns at no cost using software from Free File Alliance members. Free File also offers a basic federal e-filing service — called "Free File Fillable Forms" — which has no income limitations.
"Free File is here to make tax time less taxing for 70 percent of Americans," said Tim Hugo, executive director of the Free File Alliance. "If you made $58,000 or less in 2013, Free File is your portal to free tax software from more than a dozen of the country’s top companies."
Free File is available at www.IRS.gov/freefile, which provides a list of free tax software offered by Free File Alliance member companies. Users may either choose the company that fits their tax situation or utilize the "Help me Find Free File Software" tool. After selecting a company, users will be transferred to the company’s website to prepare, complete and electronically file their federal income tax returns. The service is also available in Spanish.
Free File Fillable Forms, which allow taxpayers who are familiar with tax law and need no preparation assistance to complete and file their federal income tax electronically, are also available at www.IRS.gov/freefile.