Free efile Online Tax Return

List of Free Online Federal and State Tax Returns

There are 13 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 $62,000 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, 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

Receive a free Federal return if:
  • Your Adjusted Gross Income is $62,000 or less, AND your age is 52 or younger
  • Same criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
  • Free extensions for anyone

1040NOW.NET

Receive a free Federal return if:
  • Your Adjusted Gross Income is $62,000 or less, AND
  • You live in any of these states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, GA, IA, ID, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NY, OK, OR, RI, SC, VA, VT or WV
  • Same criteria apply when filing with a foreign address OR
  • Your Adjusted Gross Income is $62,000 or less, AND
  • Your age is 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

eSmart Free File Edition

Receive a free Federal return if:
  • Your Adjusted Gross Income is $62,000 or less, AND
  • Your age is between 18 and 54

ezTaxReturn.com

Receive a free Federal return if:
  • Your Adjusted Gross Income is $62,000 or less, AND
  • You live in any of these states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, GA, IL, LA, MA, MD, MI, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA, or WI

FileYourTaxes.com

Receive a free Federal return if:
  • Your Adjusted Gross Income is between $8,000 and $62,000 or less, AND your age is between 15 and 65
  • Same criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
  • Free extensions for anyone
  • Same criteria apply for free state return(s) for some states

Free1040TaxReturn.com

Receive a free Federal return if:
  • Your Adjusted Gross Income is $62,000 or less, AND
  • Your age is 70 or younger, AND
  • Live in any state, except: FL, NH, NV, SD, TN, or TX
  • Free Extensions for anyone
  • Same criteria apply for free state return(s) for some states

FreeTaxUSA® IRS Free File Edition

Receive a free Federal return if:
  • Your Adjusted Gross Income is $62,000 or less, AND your age is between 17 and 74, OR
  • You are active military with an Adjusted Gross Income of $62,000 or less
  • Same criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
  • Free extensions for anyone

H&R Block's Free File

Receive a free Federal return if:
  • Your Adjusted Gross Income is $62,000 or less, AND your age is between 17 and 50, OR
  • You are active military with an Adjusted Gross Income of $62,000 or less
  • Same criteria apply for free state return(s) for any state

Jackson Hewitt

Receive a free Federal return if:
  • Your Adjusted Gross Income is $62,000 or less, AND
  • Your age is 49 or younger, OR
  • You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit
  • Same criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
  • Free extensions for anyone

Online Taxes at OLT.com

Receive a free Federal return if:
  • Your Adjusted Gross Income is between $13,000 and $62,000
  • Same criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
  • Free extensions for anyone
  • Same criteria apply for free state return(s) for any state

TaxACT® Free File

Receive a free Federal return if:
  • Your Adjusted Gross Income is $50,000 or less AND your age is 56 or younger, OR
  • You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, OR
  • You are active military with an Adjusted Gross Income of $62,000 or less
  • Same criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
  • Free extensions for anyone
  • Same criteria apply for free state return(s) for some states

TaxSlayer

Receive a free Federal return if:
  • Your Adjusted Gross Income is $62,000 or less AND your age is 52 or younger, OR
  • You are active military with an Adjusted Gross Income of $62,000 or less
  • Same criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
  • Free extensions for anyone
  • Same criteria apply for free state return(s) for some states

TurboTax® All Free(SM)

Receive a free Federal return if:
  • Your Adjusted Gross Income is $31,000 or less, OR
  • You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, OR
  • You are active military with an Adjusted Gross Income of $62,000 or less
  • Free extensions for anyone
  • Same criteria apply for free state return(s) for any state

IRS Refund Status

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