There are ads on TV and in print that claim you can file your taxes free with their company. If you go to those online services, you will find their federal form is free and all other forms or software is expensive and can be confusing to prepare.
The IRS has 90,000 volunteers who prepare tax returns for free and you can find one near your community. They assist millions every year.
If you have a simple return and earn less than $100,000 per year, you will not have problems using any service or the irs.gov website to prepare your return. However, if you have rental property or additional forms to be filed, it might be easier and more secure to get assistance.
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How To Really File Your Taxes For Free