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Free Federal Tax Filing Options

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Tax Preparation Options

I know some people are nervous about filing their own taxes and have limited income, but there are some wonderful and free options for you. 

Every year the IRS updates a list which includes sites that allow you to file your federal tax return free.

List of Free Federal Tax Filings

Please check each site to verify the qualifications which can include state of residence, age, and income.

Here's the current list that the IRS has for free tax filing on federal returns. (You may want to bookmark this post for when you file your taxes in 2011. )

TurboTax® Freedom Edition: Free federal online tax return preparation and e-file if:

H&R Block's Free File: Free federal online tax return preparation and e-file if:

CitizenTaxFree: Free federal online tax preparation and e-file if:

Free1040TaxReturn.com: Free federal online tax return preparation and e-file if:

123Easytaxfiling: Free federal online tax return preparation and e-file if:

I CAN FREE FILE: Free federal online tax return preparation and e-file if:

ezTaxReturn.com: Free federal online tax return preparation and e-file if:

Online Tax Pros: Free federal online tax preparation and e-file if:

TaxSlayer: Free federal online tax return preparation and e-file if:

TaxACT Free Edition: Free federal online tax return preparation and e-file if:

ISECURETAX, INC.: Free federal tax return prep and e-file if:

EfileTaxReturns.net: Free federal online tax return preparation and e-file if :

FileYourTaxes.com: Free federal online tax return preparation and e-file if:

Looking for More Tax Tips and Information?

New readers may not know this but if you’re looking for more information on taxes, I also write over at TurboTax’s blog.

Besides my posts, TurboTax also has a lot more articles and resources to help you maximize your tax return.

Thoughts on Filing Your Taxes for Free

I think this list is a useful resources for many people, so if you think your friend or family could use it, share it or give them the link to the IRS' full list.

We've used Turbotax at home for our taxes and it's done a great job for us. how about you? How have you filed your taxes? What has been your favorite option?

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