Free File provides free federal tax preparation and e-file for taxpayers, either through brand-name software or online fillable forms. This year, you have until April 15, 2015, to file and pay your taxes or request an extension. To qualify for the free federal tax preparation and e-file your adjusted gross income must be $60,000 or less.
You can file YOUR tax return electronically without applying for a Refund Anticipation Loan (“RAL”) or any other tax-related product, and obtain YOUR refund from the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) to avoid finance charges. If you file YOUR tax return electronically, you can receive a refund check within 21 days, or a direct deposit to YOUR bank account in as few as 8 to 21 days from the time you file your tax return. If you meet certain criteria the IRS has established a free file program if you plan to file YOUR Federal Taxes on your own.