Free File is Now Closed Check back January 2022 to prepare and file your Federal taxes for free The program operates every year from mid to late January until mid-October. From October 16 through October 20, taxpayers could access their account, resubmit rejected returns and print returns. October 20, 2021 was the last day taxpayers could access their accounts for tax year 2020 returns. After October 20, 2021: Every account is erased from the server It is not possible to access your return or return information It is not possible to print your return We cannot assist you in recovering any of your tax return information Information and links that may assist you when the program is closed: If you weren't able to e-file your return but printed a copy, mail it If you do not have a copy to mail, you'll need to prepare another return Tax Information for Individuals Get a transcript of your accepted federal return data with Get Transcript For other filing options, view the Online Individuals page Get up-to-date refund information with Where's My Refund Pay your balance or make estimated tax payments with Direct Pay The Free File Fillable Forms program welcomes your comments. Once the program opens in 2022, go to the IRS Free File Page. 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.