Many online tax filing services advertise fee taxing filing services — but their are not actually free in almost all cases. For example, TurboTax has misled millions of Americans into paying to file their taxes even though they could do it for free.
Not many people know that TurboTax was commissioned to build a free tax filing website for the IRS. This site was designed to allow taxpayers to file freely — it’s called the “IRS Free File Program delivered by TurboTax”. The site is buried in search engine results, so few people visit it. You can read about more details in this ProPublica article.
Here are the sites that allow for free filing:
Free Tax Filing Sites
- IRS Free File Program delivered by TurboTax
- File Free by H&R Block
- File Free by TaxAct
- File Free by TaxSlayer
- File Free by EZTaxReturn