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Free filing available to most Americans

Free federal tax preparation and e-filing software is available to all Americans with a 2015 adjusted gross income of $60,000 or less.

Accessible only through, Free File is the one place where taxpayers can choose from a variety of industry-leading tax software options to prepare and e-file their federal tax returns at no cost. Free File is also updated for 2015 to help navigate tax changes related to the Affordable Care Act. Forms 8962 and 8965 are available across all Free File Alliance software offerings.

Free File provides a list of Free File Alliance member companies and their free tax software offerings. Users may either choose the company that fits their needs or use the “Help Me Find Free File Software” tool. After selecting a company, users will be transferred to the company’s website to prepare, complete and electronically file their federal income tax returns. The service is also available in Spanish.

Free File is also offerings Free File Fillable Forms, its basic federal e-filing services with no income limitations that allows taxpayers familiar with tax law and who do not need preparation assistance to complete and file their federal income tax electronically.