Estimated reading time: 0 minutes, 55 seconds

The IRS Free File program has begun for this year’s tax season. The free online software program, accessible through, is available for qualifying taxpayers to use in advance of the filing season, which begins on January 28.

The program provides free, brand-name tax software and free electronic filing to taxpayers who earned $66,000 or less last year, with some software providers offering both free federal and free state tax preparation. Active duty military personnel, who meet the income requirements, can use Free File software without regard to other criteria.

Taxpayer can visit to select products they might use. Each of the 12 software companies participating sets its own eligibility standards, generally based on age, income or state residency. Returns can be completed online from or they can use the IRS2Go mobile app to access Free File and do their taxes on their mobile phones, tablets or any app-enabled device. 

Free File will be available January 11 through the mid-October deadline for extension filers. Taxpayers, regardless of income, can use Free File to file an extension from the April 15 deadline

Last modified on Tuesday, 15 January 2019
Read 879 times
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Visit other PMG Sites:

click me
PMG360 is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal data we collect from our subscribers/agents/customers/exhibitors and sponsors. On May 25th, the European's GDPR policy will be enforced. Nothing is changing about your current settings or how your information is processed, however, we have made a few changes. We have updated our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy to make it easier for you to understand what information we collect, how and why we collect it.
Ok Decline