Free File is provided at no cost — no strings attached.
Through IRS Free File, taxpayers can review all available software options and choose the free offer that best meets their needs. This year, families with an adjusted gross income of $66,000 or less qualify to use one of the free software products.
Taxpayers can use Free File anywhere they feel comfortable using the Internet; there is nothing to download or buy.
Free File is also a consumer safety zone. The products do not include advertisements, cross-sells or up-sells, and refund anticipation loans are banned.
Last year, nearly three million taxpayers were able to use free tax software products through this partnership. Since its debut in 2003, the Free File program has helped save taxpayers more than $1.6 billion in tax preparation costs, thanks to the more than 53 million returns that have been filed through the program.