Filing season starts January 27

To get ready now, review the IRS guide What You Need to Get Started, and gather everything you'll need to prepare your return. 

Do you qualify for Free File?

If your 2019 income was $69,000 or less, you'll be eligible to file for free using at least one of the options below. Note: The criteria for each provider is different. Review each option carefully to make sure you qualify before you get started. 

Free File Options

Do you qualify? Start your return

You qualify to file for free if:

  • Your adjusted gross income is $32,000 or less
  • Limited to 3 free tax returns per computer
1040NOW

You qualify to file for free if:

  • Your adjusted gross income is between $14,000 and $69,000, no age limitations, or 
  • You are active duty military with adjusted gross income of $69,000 or less
Online Taxes at OLT.com

You qualify to file for free if:

  • Your adjusted gross income is $59,000 or less, and
  • You are age 56 or younger, or
  • You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), or
  •  You are active military with adjusted gross income of $69,000 or less
TaxAct

You qualify to file for free if:

  • Your adjusted gross income is $36,000 or less, or
  • You qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), or
  • You were active duty military in 2019 with adjusted gross Income of $69,000 or less
FreeTaxUSA

You qualify to file for free if:

  • Your adjusted gross income is 69,000 or less, and
  • You are 51 years old or younger
TaxSlayer

You qualify to file for free if:

  • Your adjusted gross income is $36,000 or less, or
  • You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), or
  • You are active duty military with adjusted gross income of $69,000 or less (including Reservists and National Guard)
Turbo Tax


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