IRS Free File is a great option for seniors and retirees


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January 9, 2020

If your 2019 income is under $69,000 a year, explore IRS Free File for free online tax preparation.

Free File – which features 10 brand-name tax software providers – also offers the new Form 1040-SR option for seniors over the age of 65. It supports all the major forms that can be filed electronically so even if your return is a bit more complex, you can still use this free service.

How it works:

  • Go to the Free File page of
  • 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.