Free efile Online Tax Return

List of Free Online Federal and State Tax Returns

There are 12 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 $66,000 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.

1040.com Free File Edition

Receive a free Federal return if:
  • Your Adjusted Gross Income is $60,000 or less
  • AND your age is 52 or younger
  • OR You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax credit
  • OR Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $66,000 or less
  • Available for foreign address filers
  • Free for some state returns if you qualify for the federal return

1040NOW.NET

Receive a free Federal return if:
  • If your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) is $66,000 or less
  • AND You live in one of the following 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
  • OR Your AGI is $66,000 or less, AND you are 60 or younger
  • AND You live in one of the following states: CO, CT, DC, DE, HI, IL, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MT, NE, NJ, NM, OH, PA, UT or WI
  • OR Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $66,000 or less
  • Available for foreign address filers

eSmart Free File Edition

Receive a free Federal return if:
  • Your Adjusted Gross Income is $66,000 or less
  • AND your age is 53 or younger
  • OR Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $66,000 or less

ezTaxReturn.com

Receive a free Federal return if:
  • You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit
  • Free for some state returns if you qualify for the federal return

FileYourTaxes.com

Receive a free Federal return if:
  • Adjusted Gross Income is between $9,000 and $66,000
  • AND your age is 65 or younger
  • OR Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $66,000 or less
  • Available for foreign address filers
  • Free for some state returns if you qualify for the federal return

FreeTax Returns.com

Receive a free Federal return if:
  • Your Adjusted Gross Income is $66,000 or less
  • AND your age is 70 or younger
  • AND Live in any state, except: DC, FL, IN, NH, NM, SD, TX or WA, OR
  • Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $66,000 or less
  • Free for some state returns if you qualify for the federal return

FreeTaxUSA® IRS Free File Edition

Receive a free Federal return if:
  • Your Adjusted Gross Income is $35,000 or less
  • AND any age
  • OR You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit
  • Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $66,000 or less
  • Free for some state returns if you qualify for the federal return

H&R Block's Free File

Receive a free Federal return if:
  • Your Adjusted Gross Income is $66,000 or less
  • AND your age is between 17 and 51
  • OR You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Cred
  • OR Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $66,000 or less
  • Available for foreign address filers
  • Free for any state return if you qualify for the federal return

Online Taxes at OLT.com

Receive a free Federal return if:
  • Your Adjusted Gross Income is between $14,000 and $66,000
  • AND any age
  • OR Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $66,000 or less
  • Available for foreign address filers
  • Free for any state return if you qualify for the federal return

TaxACT® Free File

Receive a free Federal return if:
  • Your Adjusted Gross Income is $55,000 or less
  • AND your age is 56 or younger
  • OR You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit
  • OR Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $66,000 or less
  • Available for foreign address filers
  • Free for any state return if you qualify for the federal return

TaxSlayer

Receive a free Federal return if:
  • Your Adjusted Gross Income is $66,000 or
  • AND your age is 50 or younger
  • Available for foreign address filers
  • Free for the GA state return if you qualify for the federal return

TurboTax Free File Program

Receive a free Federal return if:
  • Your Adjusted Gross Income is $34,000 or less
  • AND any age
  • OR You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit
  • Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $66,000 or less
  • Free extensions for anyone
  • Free for any state return if you qualify for the federal return

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