The Internal Revenue Service is looking to help more middle income households file their tax returns for free.
This year, the Free File Alliance and the IRS have re-launched the Free File program. For 2016, there are 13 tax software providers that have made their federal tax return products available for free.
Gross income requirements to file a free tax return have been altered from $60-thousand to $62-thousand in 2016. That affects 70-percent of American taxpayers according to information provided by the IRS.
State tax returns work a bit differently. A growing number of states have been working to make preparation and filing free, but the choice to apply a fee is largely left up to the preparation service.
The Free File Alliance says they have also been working to increase the security of tax documentation – with more identity theft safeguards. Information is also provided which allows taxpayers to get information about how to safeguard themselves against identity theft and potential tax fraud.
More than 46-million people have used the Free File service. Free File software may be used immediately to prepare your tax return. More information is available on the IRS website.