There's a common theme as I go through my inbox this morning...many taxpayers still haven't filed their taxes. Sure, the deadline has passed, but you can still file your taxes for free online. And it's better now than never.
It's easy to file your taxes for free online. Here's the step-by-step instructions for filing for free online:
Step 1. How to Get Started: From the "Free File Home – Your link to Free Online Filing" page, click on the "I Will Find a Company" button at the bottom of the page. You will go to an IRS.gov Free File page where you may start your search for a Free File company.
Step 2. Determine Your Eligibility: You must first determine your eligibility for using a particular company. Each company has a simple description of their eligibility criteria for using their free service.
Step 3. Link to Free File Company Service: After choosing a company, click on the company's name, which sends you directly to the company's Web site (you will be notified you are leaving IRS.gov and being sent to a commercial Web site). You may then begin the preparation of your tax return.
Step 4. You may exceed eligibility criteria after selecting a company
You may determine after you start preparing your tax return with a particular company you are not eligible for the company's Free File service and you may be subject to a fee.
If this notification occurs you have the following options:
1. Return back to the IRS' Free File homepage and review the list of companies and their services and select another company you may qualify for;
2. Continue completing your return but take note of the fee displayed on the company's Web site or
3. If your income was above $57,000 you can use the Free File Fillable Forms tool to complete your tax return and file it electronically
Go here to Free File. If you have additional questions about Tax Filing and Tax Debt you can always send me an e-mail.