Congressman Brady Urges Constituents to Use IRS Free File for Online Tax Assistance & E-Filing

Feb 28, 2014 Issues: Economy and Jobs

Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Brady issued a statement encouraging constituents to take advantage of free tax preparation services available through the Free File program. Taxpayers with a 2013 Adjusted Gross Income of $58,000 or less may visit www.IRS.gov/freefile to prepare, complete, and e-file their federal tax returns at no cost.
 
Free File is made possible through a partnership between the IRS and the Free File Alliance, a coalition of industry-leading tax software companies. Since its founding in 2003, the program has offered 70 percent of taxpayers free access to leading commercial tax preparation software from Free File Alliance member companies. It is estimated that Free File has already saved taxpayers approximately $1.2 billion in filing costs.
 
"I encourage everyone making $58,000 or less to visit www.IRS.gov/freefile and take advantage of the free tax services available from the IRS and Free File Alliance," said Congressman Brady. "This program provides free access to tax preparation software so anyone who qualifies can easily prepare and e-file their federal taxes online at no cost."
 
IRS Free File is available at www.IRS.gov/freefile, which provides a list of Free File Alliance member companies and their free tax software offerings. Users may either choose the company that fits their needs or utilize the "Help me Find Free File Software" tool. After selecting a company, users will be transferred to the company's website to prepare, complete and electronically file their federal income tax returns. The service is also available in Spanish.
 
Free File also offers basic federal e-filing services with no income limitations. This basic e-filing service, called Free File Fillable Forms, allows taxpayers who are familiar with tax law and need no preparation assistance to complete and file their federal income tax electronically. It is also available at www.IRS.gov/freefile.
 
About the Free File Alliance
The Free File Alliance, a coalition of 14 industry-leading tax software companies, has partnered with the IRS since 2003 to help low and middle-income Americans prepare, complete and e-file their federal tax returns online. The Free File Alliance is committed to giving 70 percent of Americans free access to the industry’s top online tax preparation software. About 40 million returns have been filed through Free File since its inception. For more information, visit www.freefilealliance.org
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