How to File Your Tax Return for Free

If you are ready to post your tax forms, but don't want to pay the cost, then you might be keen to learn of a program that will allow you to file a tax return free of charge. In the age of the Internet, it is no surprise that there is a web connection to the IRS filing system, and by using their Free File system, you can have your tax return filed in minutes, and without spending a penny.

Preparing to File

Start by going to the website at From there, you should be able to follow the signposts to the Free File section. Click on this link, and you will be taken to the filing pages. At the bottom of the screen, you will see a Start Now button. This will connect you to the service provider for the free file service. You need to make sure that you qualify before you can file the return.

Filing the Return

Now you will be taken to the provider. There, you will fill out identical forms to the ones mailed to you. These forms are as valid as the hard copy forms, and you can put all of your data in. Once this is done, press "Free-file." You may find that the service provider wishes to charge you, in which case return to the Free File page, and search for another provider.