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February 20, 2013

5 free tools to file, monitor your taxes

While filling taxes can be a pain, many free resources are available to make the process easier and then let you track your refund after you file. From the IRS form for those who are more comfortable with financial infomation to free services that walk you through every step, many people can file taxes for free from home.

Information provided by IRS.gov.

Access free file forms from the IRS

The Internal Revenue Service makes free federal filling available for anyone who's "comfortable" filling with little assistance.

 

Free1040TaxReturn.com

Free federal filing is available for anyone age 71 and younger with an income of $57,000 or less. However, residents of Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Washington are not eligible to use Free1040TaxReturn.

 

Where's my refund?

Use the IRS refund tracker to monitor when you'll get your refund.

TurboTax® Freedom Edition

Free federal return filing if adjusted gross income is $31,000 or less, or $57,000 or less and an active military member. U.S. citizens and resident aliens living in any state are all eligible.

 

 

H&R Block's Free File

Anyone living in the United States, under 52 years of age and with an adjusted gross income of $57,000 or less can file using H&R Block's Free File.

 

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