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Free Tax Software, TurboTax, and e-Filing | April is here…

IRS Program Lets Taxpayers Use Popular Tax Preparation Software Free, and e-File For Free

I am like many Americans in that I have become somewhat reliant on my computer to help me do my Federal taxes. It all started, years ago, with a CD I received in the mail — a free copy of H&R Block’s TaxCut. I tried it. And I found it just a wee bit easier to use and figure out than the 1040A user manual our government provides.

Nowadays to access the free version of TaxCut (or TurboTax), I would have to first go to to the IRS website.

IRS banner

On the IRS site, there is a page called “FreeFile”, and here you will find the “partnership links” to the free versions of 19 accepted tax prep programs — of which TaxCut (and also TurboTax) is one.
To qualify, you must have an Adjusted Gross Income of $56,000 or less.

Today’s free link: FreeFile at the IRS

Note: there are two buttons on the page; “I will choose” and “help me choose”. Though all of the programs there are accepted by the IRS, I would recommend clicking the “I will choose”, and then selecting either H&R Block’s Free File or TurboTax.

Today’s quote:The only difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse each time Congress meets.” ~ Will Rogers

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  1. […] Free Tax Software, TurboTax, and e-Filing | April is here… […]


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  2. Me..taking a break…

    Remember this one?


    Or this…

    Microsoft Windows 95 Launch Video – Start me Up – YouTube

    Or even better….

    Microsoft Windows 95 Sucks! – YouTube

    And now Windows has NO “Start Button”. It has come full circle…


    Comment by delenn13 | April 12, 2013 | Reply

    • delenn13,
      I do remember the Windows 95 launch (and the promise that it would do everything we need, and make it easy) and hooplah. (It was thanks to Win95 that I am the “Tech Paul” of today.) But I never saw those other two videos.

      … those screenshots.. memories! If time allows, this weekend I’m going to go into the Tech Paul Museum and see if my 486 w/Windows 3.11 will still boot. Haven’t done that in several years now. Whenever I do power up one of those (old) systems, I am amazed at how far we’ve come. Full circle? Maybe. But if you believe this week’s tech headlines — the PC is a dead-system-walking, and the future is Android. (Windows is the next PC-DOS or Novell.)


      Comment by techpaul | April 12, 2013 | Reply

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