10 free online tax filing IRS approved services for 2020

Do you know that IRS had signed a long period agreement with online tax return preparers so that taxpayers can file tax return easily and without incurring any cost? The return-free filing agreement between IRS and other major software participants was signed in the year 2003. As a result,a Free File Alliance was created by twelve tax-software companies. So, for the tax year 2019 for which the due date falls on 15th April 2020 ( 31st October in case you applied for an extension to file) too, you can avail of free filing online services offered by ten tax software companies. Here is the list of those companies. The eligibility for each one is different.

Lookup tool for free tax filing services?

We have developed a simple tool ( among many other tax calculators ) to know if the free tax filing services are available to you.IRS has also created an online tool to Free File Online Lookup Tool to help you choose a Free File offer to file your taxes for free online.

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List 10 Tax Software Companies Providing Free Tax Filing Services in 2020

1.Free 1040 Tax Return

If your Adjusted Gross Income is $69,000 or less, age is 70 or younger, and not residing in the state of DC, FL, IN, LA, MT, NH, NM, NV, RI, SD, TN, TX or WA .They also provide filing services to Active Military personnel with AGI of $69,000 or less.

2.FileYourTaxes.com

Irrespective of where you live in USA,if you are 65 years or less and having adjusted gross income between $9000 to $69,000, you can free file through their online services. Active Military personnel with AGI of $69,000 or less also get free filing services.

3.ezTaxReturn.com

Only residents of AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, GA, IL, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, VA, or WI whose income is less than $69,000 gets this free service

4.TaxSlayer®

You are eligible for a free Federal return filing service if you are 51 years or less, earning $69,000 or less .You can also use their services if you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit. They also provide free services to Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less

5.1040NOW

You can use their free online filing services provided you live in the states of AL, AR, AZ, CA, GA, IA, ID, KY, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NY, OK, OR, RI, SC, VA, VT or WV and earning AGI of $ 69,000 or less OR living in CO, CT, DC, DE, HI, IL, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MT, NE, NJ, NM, OH, PA, UT or WI and earning $68,000 or less.

6.FreeTaxUSA

If your Adjusted Gross Income is $36,000 or less ,OR you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, then , you can use the free filing services from FreTaxUSA. Further, those who are in active military service with Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less can also use their services

7.TaxAct

If you are 56 years or younger and your Adjusted Gross Income is $59,000 or less , you can use the free filing services from TaxAct. Those who are in active military service with Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less can also use their services

8.TurboTax

A taxpayer of any age can use their free filing services if their Adjusted Gross Income is $36,000 or less .Similar to TaxAct, people with military service with Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less can also use their free filing services.

9.H&R Block

You can use their filing services if your Adjusted Gross Income is $69,000 or less, AND your age is between 17 and 51, OR you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, OR you are in Active Military with AGI of $69,000 or less.

10.OLT.com

Irrespective of where you live in USA or Age ,if your adjusted gross income between $14,000 to $69,000, you can free file through their online services. Active Military personnel with AGI of $69,000 or less also get free filing services.

Most Important Note About Free File

In order to use free filing services, you must start by going to www.IRS.gov/freefile. ByIf you go directly to a company’s website and not through the IRS.gov Free File pages, you may be charged a fee.

You can read faqs on free file here.

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