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  • Free File Fillable Forms closes Oct. 20, 2021. After Oct. 20 you will not be able to access your account to e-File, print or review your return information. Avoid any last-minute stress. Prepare, e-File, and print your tax return right away.
  • You haven't filed until you receive an email saying your return was accepted by the IRS. If you receive an email saying your return was rejected, you must correct any errors and resubmit your return before Oct. 20, 2021.

After you submit your return, you should receive an email from, verifying the IRS accepted your federal return. If your corrected return is not accepted by Oct. 20, 2021, mail in your printed copy.

About Free File Fillable Forms

Free File Fillable Forms are electronic federal tax forms you can fill out and file online for free, enabling you to:

  • Choose the income tax form you need
  • Enter your tax information online
  • Electronically sign and file your return
  • Print your return for recordkeeping

If you choose Free File Fillable Forms as your Free File option, you should be comfortable doing your own taxes. Limitations with Free File Fillable Forms include:

  • It won't give you guidance about which forms to use or help with your tax situation
  • It only performs basic calculations and doesn't provide extensive error checking
  • It will only file your federal return for the current tax year
  • No state tax return option is available
  • You can't make changes once your return is accepted

Free File Fillable Forms is the only IRS Free File option available for taxpayers whose income (AGI) is greater than $72,000. Taxpayers whose income is $72,000 or less qualify for IRS Free File partner offers, which can guide you through the preparation and filing of your tax return, and may include state tax filing.