TurboTax Freedom Edition and IRS Free File Alliance Offer Free Tax Filing

Looking for free online tax preparation and e-filing options?  The IRS is once again offering the IRS Free File Alliance, which is a public-private partnership between the federal government and private tax preparation companies, including TurboTax maker Intuit.

Companies that participate must adhere to strict privacy and security guidelines.

Intuit has supported the program for more than a decade.  In that time, we’ve donated more than 22 million federal and state tax returns through Intuit TurboTax to low and middle-income taxpayers.

For tax year 2013, anyone who has an adjusted gross income of $30,000 or less, or is active duty military with an adjusted gross income of $58,000 or less, or who qualifies for the Earned Income Tax Credit can use TurboTax Freedom Edition.

Please note:  TurboTax Freedom Edition is not to be confused with our Federal Free Edition available on TurboTax.com if you don’t meet these qualifications.

With TurboTax Freedom Edition, you can file your federal taxes free if you qualify and additionally through the site, TurboTax offers free state tax preparation to qualified taxpayers who file tax returns in 22 states and the District of Columbia that sponsor their own Free File:  Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.

New this year, TurboTax Freedom Edition now transfers your data from last year’s TurboTax return and automatically imports W-2 information from participating employers.

If you have tax questions while using TurboTax Freedom Edition, you can get them answered from our credentialed tax experts who are CPAs, IRS Enrolled Agents, and tax attorneys – free.

Additionally, anyone, regardless of your income, can use the Free File Fillable Forms at irs.gov.  It’s a free, simple forms utility that’s basically the electronic equivalent of a paper 1040 along with associated schedules and forms.  You just type in the numbers and it does the math for you.

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Lisa Lewis is a CPA and the TurboTax Blog Editor. Lisa has 15 years of experience in tax preparation. Her success is attributed to being able to interpret tax laws and help clients better understand them. Lisa also has been a TurboTax product user for many years and understands how the software program works. In addition to extensive tax experience, Lisa also has a very well-rounded professional background. She has held positions as a public auditor, controller, and operations manager. Prior to becoming the TurboTax Blog Editor, she was a Technical Writer for the TurboTax Consumer Group and worked on a project to write new FAQs to help customers better understand tax laws. She could also be seen helping TurboTax customers with tax questions during Lifeline. For Lisa, getting timely and accurate information out to customers to help them is paramount.

Comments (3) Leave your comment

  1. I get Social Security Disability only. Free Turbo Tax does NOT carry it forward as income. This bug has not been fix in several years, so I can not use TT like I did when I was working.

  2. If I file the Freedom Edition & then have you do my state tax also, what will that cost? Ohio is the state & it’s not on your list as free. Thank you for the info.

  3. I filed my taxes with you,i can not find any record of my tax return.i have paid 19.99 for the basic return.can you tell me what happened to all the information I gave turbo tax?

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