Tech Tuesday: File Your Taxes for Free
Love it or hate it, tax season is here.
For those looking to file their own taxes, finding the right software can seem like a daunting task.
In this week’s Tech Tuesday, we share some of the best places to file your taxes for free.
We all know there are H&R Block professionals in offices around the country ready to help, but did you know the company also offers a way to file your taxes online for free? You can easily import your tax documents, and check out H&R Block’s online technical support and help center.
The free file gives you access to tax deductions and credits, like the Earned Income Tax Credit. The software tracks your refund as you complete it, so you can check out how much you earn as you go.
TaxAct also lets you file your state and federal taxes for free. TaxAct allows you to prepare, file and print your taxes free of charge.
Plus, when you file your federal returns, your details are auto-completed in your state return, making it faster and easier to complete!
I’ve talked about Credit Karma as a good way to check your credit score for free before, but that’s not all you can do. You can also file your taxes for free. Credit Karma also lets you file a state return for free.
If you’re hesitant to try a third-party software, you can go straight to the Internal Revenue Service.
If your income is below $69,000, the IRS offers Free File software. If your income is more than $69,000, you can use the Free File Fillable Forms.
What’s the difference? The Free File software offers free state return options. The Free File Fillable Form doesn’t. If you pick this option, be ready to do the math yourself and have your previous year’s tax return on hand.