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Tax deadline is less than a month away: Free Tax Services Available

With less than a month left until the tax deadline, the Free File Alliance, a nonprofit coalition of industry-leading tax software companies partnered with the Internal Revenue Service, reminds taxpayers that free tax solutions are available to a...

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Taxpayers with a 2015 Adjusted Gross Income of $62,000 or less can access free, industry-leading tax software to prepare, complete and e-file their federal tax returns at no cost. Brainerddispatch.com Graphic

With less than a month left until the tax deadline, the Free File Alliance, a nonprofit coalition of industry-leading tax software companies partnered with the Internal Revenue Service, reminds taxpayers that free tax solutions are available to all Americans.

Go to www.IRS.gov/FreeFile for more information.

Taxpayers with a 2015 Adjusted Gross Income of $62,000 or less can access free, industry-leading tax software to prepare, complete and e-file their federal tax returns at no cost. Free state return options are also available to everyone making $62,000 or less.

Taxpayers who have an AGI that exceeds $62,000 can e-file their federal tax returns or an extension using Free File Fillable Forms-a service designed for taxpayers who are familiar with tax law and need no preparation assistance. Free File also helps taxpayers with the new health care requirements. Using Free File, most taxpayers will simply have to check a box to report health care coverage for the entire year. The service is also available in Spanish.

"Every American taxpayer can and should take advantage of the Free File program," said Tim Hugo, executive director of the Free File Alliance. "Whether you need to e-file a tax return or an extension, Free File is the fast, safe and free way to tackle your taxes. Free File is also the only place where the industry's best tax software is available at one place and at no cost. Simply visit IRS.gov/freefile and choose the software offering that fits your tax needs."

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The Free File program has provided nearly $1.4 billion in free tax software over the last 13 years. Free File Alliance member companies have continually worked with the IRS to strengthen the Free File program, and taxpayers have consistently reported that it is user-friendly and efficient. Responding to a 2009 IRS survey, 96 percent of users said they found Free File easy to use, while 98 percent said they would recommend the program to others.

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