NORWALK, CT - As the tax filing deadline of April 15th approaches, State Senator Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) reminded his constituents today that the federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers a free online tax preparation service to low and moderate-income taxpayers. The program is known as “IRS Free File.”
“As April 15th approaches, low and moderate income taxpayers should be aware that free tax software is available online from the IRS. Preparing your income taxes is never the simplest of tasks, but this free software will help to make the process easier for millions of families in our community and all across the country,” said Senator Duff.
IRS Free File Tax Software is available to all taxpayers with an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $57,000 or less. The program, accessible at www.IRS.gov, prepares, completes and e-files federal tax returns at no cost.
Taxpayers of all incomes are eligible to use Free File Fillable Forms, which are online versions the IRS’ paper forms designed for people comfortable preparing their own tax returns
To begin, taxpayers can visit www.IRS.gov and click on the “Free File” icon. Users will find a list of Free File Alliance member companies and may either choose the one that fits their needs or use the “help me find a company” tool. After selecting a company, the user will be transferred to the company’s website to prepare, complete and electronically file their federal income tax return. Some of the participating software companies also offer services in Spanish.
Refunds issued on returns e-filed through the Free File program are typically delivered in as little as 10 days.
Senator Bob Duff represents Norwalk and Darien in the Connecticut State Senate. He serves as Chair of the Energy & Technology Committee, Vice Chair of the Children’s Committee, and as a member of the Appropriations and Regulations Review Committees.