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Free File Open for 2023

Free Free federal tax preparation and e-filing software is.now available through the Free File program. Qualified taxpayers can chose from  tax software made by companies that are members.

The Free File program opened this week to those with a 2022 adjusted gross income of $73,000 or less. The Internal Revenue Service will not begin processing returns until January 23, but taxpayers can prepare them via software accessible through Free File 

The seven companies that are members of The Free File Alliance offer access to their software via the program. For the 2023 season, these are 1040Now, ezTaxReturn.com (English and Spanish), FileYourTaxes.com, FreeTaxUSA, On-Line Taxes, TaxAct and TaxSlayer.

Those who wish to utilize mobile devices can access the products via Use IRS2Go app, which has a link to the Free File Software Lookup Tool or (2) use the device's browser to go to www.IRS.gov/freefile. The IRS2Go app is available for Android and iOS.

Beginning, January 23, basic federal e-filing services,  Free File Fillable Forms, will also be available to filers no matter theiro income level. 

Bob Scott
Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards.  Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He  has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind
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