New to filing taxes? Check out IRS Free File


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January 9, 2020

If you’re filing a tax return for the first time and made $69,000 or less, IRS Free File might be perfect for you.

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.

What first-time filers need to get started:

  • Your Social Security number.
  • Information from your W-2 or Form 1099.
  • Documentation for all tax credits and deductions.
  • Whether your parents are claiming you as a dependent or not.

If you file electronically and are over 16, enter 0 for prior-year income.