January 9, 2020 Married or single, if your 2019 income is under $69,000 a year, you may qualify for free online tax preparation. Free File can help you find tax credits and deductions. By answering a few questions, you can find out if you’re eligible for the earned income tax credit and other family-related tax benefits. How it works: Go to the Free File page of IRS.gov. Use the look up tool and find the Free File option that's right for you. Select a provider and follow the links to begin your tax return. You don’t have to be EITC eligible in order to use for Free File.