If your income last year was less than $57 thousand, file your federal taxes electronically for free with Free File.This year, 15 private tax preparation companies are participating in the Free File program. They all have different eligibility rules, so use this "wizard" to find the best one for you: http://apps.irs.gov/app/freeFile/jsp/wizard.jsp. Note: You may have to pay to file state income tax forms electronically.
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This is a link to an online tax filing service provided by the IRS. In the future, when you have to file taxes, it may prove to be one of your strongest options for filing taxes, depending on your personal situation.