Wednesday, January 10, 2007


We all know the IRS sucks, but that's one of the things we here in the USA have to deal with every new year. I was browsing the IRS Site and found this info:

A program for eligible taxpayers developed through a partnership between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Free File Alliance LLC, a group of private sector tax software companies. Since Free File’s debut in 2003, more than 15.4 million returns have been prepared and e-filed through the program. Free File allows taxpayers with an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $52,000 or less in 2006 to e-file their federal tax returns for free. That means 70 percent of all taxpayers – 95 million taxpayers – can take advantage of the Free File program.

The Program begins January 12th, 2007 and here are some of the changes from last year:

  • Free File is a free service offered by companies for taxpayers with an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $52,000 or less.
  • Before selecting a company link, review the tax software company’s criteria to confirm that you meet their eligibility for preparing and e-filing your federal return for free.
  • Fees for state tax returns may apply. Some companies offer free state tax return preparation and e-filing. Check company websites for more details.
  • Some companies offer extensions for free.
  • Some companies offer free e-filing of the Form 1040EZ-T, Telephone Excise Tax Refund, for those who want to claim the refund credit and are not required to file a federal income tax return.
  • You are under no obligation to buy any of the company’s other products or services.


razz said...

This sounds great, considering, I HATE doing taxes:)

TOM said...

Me too !!