More About Free File Fillable Forms

Free File Fillable Forms are electronic federal tax forms you can fill out and file online for free, enabling you to:

  • Choose the income tax form you need
  • Enter your tax information online
  • Electronically sign and file your return
  • Print your return for recordkeeping

If you choose Free File Fillable Forms as your Free File option, you should be comfortable doing your own taxes. Limitations with Free File Fillable Forms include:

  • It won't give you guidance about which forms to use or help with your tax situation
  • It only performs basic calculations and doesn't provide extensive error checking
  • It will only file your federal return for the current tax year
  • No state tax return option is available
  • You can't make changes once your return is accepted

Free File Fillable Forms is the only IRS Free File option available for taxpayers whose income (AGI) is greater than $72,000. Taxpayers whose income is $72,000 or less qualify for IRS Free File partner offers, which can guide you through the preparation and filing of your tax return, and may include state tax filing.


Free File Fillable Forms is closed until February 12, 2021

This program operates every year from mid to late January until mid-October, then closes until the following January. During the closed period:

  • Every account is erased from the server
  • It is not possible to access your return or return information
  • It is not possible to print your return
  • We cannot assist you in recovering any of your tax return information

Information and links that may assist you when the program is closed:

  • If you weren't able to e-file your return but printed a copy, mail it in  
  • Get a transcript of your accepted federal return data with Get Transcript
  • If you do not have a copy to mail, you'll need to prepare another return
  • For other filing options, view the Online Individuals page
  • Get up-to-date refund information with Where's My Refund
  • Pay your balance or make estimated tax payments with Direct Pay