How to File Federal Taxes Online For Free in 2013, 2014
Tax season is here and it is time to get your taxes filed so you can get your tax refund or know how much you have to pay Uncle Sam. Going to a tax office or an accountant can be pricey especially if you do not expect to get money back or have to pay taxes.
The good news is it is possible for taxpayers to file their federal taxes online free themselves easily. Therefore, today in this article we are going to discuss how to file federal taxes online free.
Turbo Tax – If you earn no more than $31,000 in adjusted gross income, are active duty military and do not have an adjusted gross income of more than $57,000, or you are eligible for the Earned Income Credit you can use the TurboTax Freedom Edition to file your federal taxes for free.
Additionally, 23 states allow you to file your state taxes free through Turbo Tax and if your state does not qualify, you can pay the low price of $14.99 to file your state taxes.
IRS Free File – If you have less than $57,000 adjusted gross income you are able to go to the IRS Free File website and they will match you to a company that will allow you to access their software so you can file your federal taxes free.
However, when it comes to your state taxes you may have to pay to file them or they may not have software available for you to file them at all. Alternatively, if your adjusted gross income is more than $57,000 you still have the option of using the Free File Fillable Forms to file your federal taxes free.
VITA Program and TCE Program – If you make less than $51,000 a year you can file your taxes in person through the Vita Program. If you are over 60, you can have your taxes filed by the TCE program. The best part about the TCE is they specialize in senior tax situations such as retirement and pension.
H & R Block – H & R Block’s at Home Free Edition allows users to file their federal returns free. If you want to file your state taxes through them, you have to pay $27.95.
Overall, it is easy to file your federal taxes free online. Keep in mind that if you decide to go with TurboTax they will provide you with your largest refund ever.