Free efile Online Tax Return

List of Free Online Federal and State Tax Returns

There are 14 commercial tax software companies that make their tax products available for free.
Each company sets its own eligibility criteria, generally based on income, age, state residency, eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit and military status.

If your adjusted gross income was $60,000 or less, you will find one or more free tax software options. Once at the company's web site, review their information to ensure it meets your needs. For example, some offer free state tax returns, and some charge a fee.

IRS2Go 5.0, an official IRS app that enables users to check refund status, watch the IRS YouTube cannel, find free tax preparation assistance, get IRS news, subscribe to filing season updates or tax tips, and follow the @IRSnews Twitter feed.

The app features up-to-date information on users federal tax refund status and the nearest volunteer tax help site in the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs.

The app is available for Android devices from the Google Play Store or for Apple devices from the Apple App Store.

1040.com Free File Edition:

  • Adjusted Gross Income: $33,000 or less, and
  • Live in any state or U.S. Citizens and resident aliens with foreign addresses for a free Federal tax return
  • Free Extensions

1040NOW.NET:

  • Adjusted Gross Income: $60,000 or less, and
  • Live in any of these states: AL, AZ, AR, CA, GA, IA, ID, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NY, OK, OR, RI, SC, VA, VT or WV for a free Federal tax return
  • U.S. Citizens and resident aliens with foreign addresses OR
  • Adjusted Gross Income: $60,000 or less, and
  • Age: 60 or younger, and
  • Live in any of these states: CO, CT, DC, DE, HI, IL, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MT, NE, NJ, NM, OH, PA, UT or WI for a free Federal tax return

eSmartTax By Liberty Tax Service:

  • Adjusted Gross Income: $60,000 or less, and
  • Age: between 18 and 54, and
  • Live in any state for a free Federal tax return
  • Free Extensions

ezTaxReturn.com:

  • Adjusted Gross Income: $60,000 or less, and
  • Live in any of these states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, GA, IL, LA, MA, MD, MI, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA, and WI for a free Federal tax return

FileYourTaxes.com:

  • Adjusted Gross Income: between $8,000 and $60,000, and
  • Age: between 15 and 65 and
  • Live in any state or U.S. Citizens and resident aliens with foreign addresses for a free Federal tax return
  • Free Extensions

Free1040TaxReturn.com:

  • Adjusted Gross Income: $60,000 or less, and
  • Age: 70 or younger, and
  • Live in any state, except: FL, TN, TX, WA and WY for a free Federal tax return
  • Free Extensions

FreeTaxUSA IRS Free File Edition:

  • Adjusted Gross Income: $60,000 or less, and
  • Age: between 17 and 75, and
  • Live in any state, except: AK, FL, NV, NH, SD, TN, TX, WA and WY for a free Federal tax return
  • Free Extensions

H&:R Block's Free File:

  • Adjusted Gross Income: $53,500 or less, and
  • Age: 53 or younger, or
  • Eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, and
  • Live in any state for a free Federal tax return

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service:

  • Adjusted Gross Income: $60,000 or less, and
  • Age: 49 or younger, or
  • Eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, and
  • Live in any state or U.S. Citizens and resident aliens with foreign addresses for a free Federal tax return
  • Free Extensions

Online Taxes at OLT.com:

  • Adjusted Gross Income: between $13,000 and $60,000, and
  • U.S. Citizens and resident aliens with foreign addresses for a free Federal tax return
  • Free Extensions

TaxACT Free File Edition:

  • Adjusted Gross Income: $52,000 or less, and
  • Age: between 18 and 58, and
  • Live in any state or U.S. Citizens and resident aliens with foreign addresses for a free Federal tax return
  • Free Extensions

Tax Simple:

  • Adjusted Gross Income: $60,000 or less, and
  • Age: 50 or younger, and
  • Live in any state for a free Federal tax return
  • Free Extensions

TaxSlayer:

  • Adjusted Gross Income: $33,000 or less, or
  • $60,000 or less for Active military, and
  • Live in any state or U.S. Citizens and resident aliens with foreign addresses for a free Federal tax return
  • Free Extensions

TurboTax All Free(SM):

  • Adjusted Gross Income: $31,000 or less, or
  • $60,000 or less for Active military, or
  • Eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, and
  • Live in any state for a free Federal tax return
  • Free Extensions

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