TurboTax Tax Freedom: Free Online Tax Filing for You!

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Wondering where to find free online tax preparation and e-filing? The IRS is once again offering its Free File Alliance program. The program makes online tax preparation and e-filing available at no cost to low and middle-income taxpayers.

Free Tax Filing
Free Tax Filing

IRS Free File Alliance is a public-private partnership between the federal government and private tax preparation companies, including TurboTax maker Intuit.

People with an adjusted gross income (AGI) of $57,000 or less can select from more than a dozen online tax preparation services.  That means about 70 percent of all taxpayers, or 95 million people, are eligible to use these free services.

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

For tax year 2011, anyone who qualifies for EITC, or is on active duty military with an AGI of $57,000 or less, or has an AGI of $31,000 or less can use TurboTax Online Tax Freedom Edition. Please note, Turbotax Online Freedom Edition is not to be confused with our Free file available on TurboTax.com if you don’t meet these qualifications.

This year, TurboTax Online Tax Freedom Edition includes free tax advice from CPAs, IRS Enrolled Agents and tax attorneys via phone or chat. TurboTax is the only tax software to offer live one-to-one tax advice to everyone.

Through the TurboTax Online Tax Freedom Edition site, TurboTax also offers free state tax preparation to qualified taxpayers who file returns in 22 states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, 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.

Additionally, anyone, regardless of their 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.

Comments (109) Leave your comment

  1. Have completed return, but need to edit a 1099-R and a medical expense. How do I do it? All I can get is “ready to file.” I’m not ready to eFile until I can edit these two items.

    Thank you.

    1. Use the menu on the left. For 1099-R, click on wages and income, a summary will appear, find the correct section and click on edit.

      You’ll find medical expenses under deductions and credits.

  2. For those wanting to use the Freedom Edition.

    Apparently, TurboTax wants/needs you to “CREATE” a new account. Once you do that, “Freedom Edition” will pop up for you.

    That ALSO means that you will lose access to ALL of your PREVIOUS returns.

    Why couldn’t ANY of the REPS HERE tell us that?

    Thanks for nothing!

  3. I have begun to work on my 2013 taxes using the “Free File Fillable Forms” through the IRS web site.

    I am not using TurboTax … so why did I receive an e-mail saying “Thanks for choosing TurboTax” … and how did you/they get my user ID?

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