IRS Free File (Free Tax Filing) is available to most tax filers as everyone gets ready to file for the April 17th deadline. You can access the free filing software on the IRS.gov site or through the IRS2Go phone app. Android and iOS versions are available in the appropriate stores.
Free File gives you the option to use fill-able forms or software developed by the leading software companies. All twelve companies that are a part of the program offer specials for you. Specials are based on your state of residence, age and income. Use the Lookup tool to compare the different offers. State returns often cost more, but a few of the companies offer free state tax returns.
Military personnel get special offers and the software is great at getting your tax information in easy step-by-step questions that make completing a return and filing simple.
If you are a family or an individual with adjusted gross income less than $66,000, you are eligible for IRS free filing. Fil-able Forms can be used by anyone in any income bracket.
You can prepare your taxes and file them at any time. Just remember if you owe, you need to setup payments prior to the tax deadline of April 17th. If you cannot complete your return prior to the end of tax season, file an extension with Free File for an extra 6 months. Your new deadline will be October 15th.