About the Free File Alliance
The Free File Alliance is a group of industry-leading private-sector tax preparation companies that have agreed to meet the IRS' high standards for security and privacy and provide tax software options for free.
What are the objectives of the Free File Agreement?
Increase growth of e-filing in pursuit of the IRS' Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 (RRA '98) goal of having 80 percent of returns filed electronically;
Provide more free online tax filing options to taxpayers;
Make tax filing and preparation easier and reduce the burden on individual taxpayers; and
Provide greater access to taxpayers.
Free File Alliance Information
Free On-Line Electronic Tax filing Agreement Amendment - 2009
Free On-Line Electronic Tax Filing Agreement Amendment - 2005
Free On-Line Electronic Filing Agreement - 2002
Memorandums of Understanding
Free File (Fifth) Memorandum of Understanding - 2010
Free File (Fourth) Memorandum of Understanding - 2009
Free File (Third) Memorandum of Understanding - 2008
Free File (Second) Memorandum of Understanding - 2007
Free File (First) Memorandum of Understanding - 2006
Note: The IRS does not endorse any individual Free File Alliance company. While the IRS manages the content of the Free File pages accessible on IRS.gov, it does not retain any taxpayer information entered on the Free File site.