January 9, 2020 IRS Free File is for individuals or families whose income was $69,000 or less last year. There’s a special offer for active duty military and their spouses. You may use any of the software companies that offer Free File to do your taxes. In fact, if you meet the income limits, you don’t need to meet any other eligibility requirements. How it works: Go to the Free File page of IRS.gov. Select from the providers that have “Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less” in their offer. Select a provider and follow the links to begin your tax return.