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Free File: Do Your Federal Taxes for Free



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Let Free File do the hard work for you with brand-name software or Free File Fillable Forms. Everyone can use Free File to get an extension of time to file, but be sure to pay by April 15 or you may face a penalty or interest. Just look for "Free Extensions" in company offers.

Income below $60,000: Free File Software

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Income above $60,000: Free File Fillable Forms

  • Free Fillable, electronic versions of the paper forms
  • Must know how to do your taxes yourself
  • Does math; offers only basic guidance
  • State tax prep is not available

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After you select Free File software, click on "leave IRS site" to get to the list of software providers.

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 26-Mar-2015