Just as we did last year, we helped a dear friend of ours with her taxes. Once again, we were able to help her file both her federal and state taxes on-line and to do it for free!
We started by going to the IRS page for e-filing. Once there, we followed the directions and clicked through to “Individual Taxpayers”. After reviewing the information, she chose to file with the Turbo Tax Freedom Edition. We had an excellent experience using this free service for our friend last year and this year was even easier, because her state is now one of the 21 linked directly with the Turbo Tax federal program.
These free filing options, available from the IRS through on-line tax preparers, have very specific age, income and filing status requirements. But if your tax situation is relatively straight forward, it’s definitely worth exploring.
Filing tax forms is never fun, but this service makes it easier!