Electronic filing options for individuals

Four electronic filing options for individual taxpayers are listed below. The IRS is also piloting a new tax filing option available in 12 states. For businesses and other taxpayer audiences, see the links to the left.

Use IRS Free File guided tax software or IRS Free File Fillable Forms

  • Use IRS Free File guided tax software if your adjusted gross income is $79,000 or less.
  • If you are comfortable doing your own taxes, try IRS Free File Fillable Forms.

Learn more about Free File

Use a free tax return preparation site

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free tax help and e-file for taxpayers who qualify.

Learn more about free tax return preparation

Use commercial software

  • Use commercial tax prep software to prepare and file your taxes.
  • Transmitted through IRS approved electronic channels.

Learn more about commercial software

Find an authorized e-file provider

  • Tax pros accepted by our electronic filing program are authorized IRS e-file providers.
  • They are qualified to prepare, transmit and process e-filed returns.

Find a tax pro now

Join the Direct File pilot

File your 2023 federal tax return online, for free, directly with the IRS Direct File pilot if you:

  • Live in one of the 12 pilot states
  • Have simple tax filing needs and report certain types of income, credits and deductions

The pilot is being rolled out in phases during the 2024 filing season.

Find out if the Direct File pilot is right for you and its currently availability.