The IRS reported a record increase in the use of Free File products for entering and filing federal income taxes. A total of 2.9 million tax returns was recorded through the Free File program since January, more than the returns received during all of 2019. Taxpayers whose income was $69,000 or less last year would be eligible for the free software. The Free File options are available at IRS.gov/FreeFile and would be available through the new July 15 tax deadline.
“The IRS worked with the Free File Alliance to make improvements to the program this year, and this record increase is an encouraging sign,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “We will work to continue improving this program. With the tax deadline extended to July 15, we remind eligible taxpayers who haven’t filed to look into the Free File options. Free File online products offer free federal tax return preparation, free electronic filing and free direct deposit of refunds to help get your money faster,” he added.