File your 2016 Income Taxes Online for Free

File your 2016 Income Taxes Online for Free

According to the IRS.gov website, if you make under $64,000 per year, you can use “Free File” to prepare and file your 2016 income taxes online for FREE!

I recommend these top 6 Free File Websites from the list of IRS Free File commercial tax software companies as they have the best reviews:

  1. E-file.com: File in less than 15 minutes; Must qualify for 1040EZ form. State filing is only $19 with Code: SAVE24
  2. eSmart Tax: Import Previous Returns for Free + Free Chat Support; Available for all states; Free extensions.
  3. FreeTaxUSA: Advanced and Simple Taxes are Free. State $12.95. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars.
  4. H&R Block: $0 Federal. $0 State. $0 to file. $0 to itemize deductions.
  5. TaxACT: Free for simple 1040EZ and 1040A filers. $0 Federal + $0 State. Prior year import $5.
  6. TurboTax:  $0 Federal. $0 State. $0 to file. Must make under $100K. Exclusions apply.

I’ve used TaxACT and TurboTax with no problems, and both are easy to use. TurboTax really tries to “upsell” you on most questions, but you can decline all options.

If you need help filing your taxes, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who make under $54,000, persons with disabilities, elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. Click here for more information.

File your 2016 Income Taxes Online for Free

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