IRS Free File Still Available For Last-Minute Filers - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

IRS Free File Still Available For Last-Minute Filers

SEATTLE, Wash. - The tax deadline is fast approaching and even though the April 17 deadline offers a couple of extra days this year, the IRS wants to remind taxpayers who haven't filed yet that IRS Free File is still available.

"For taxpayers who find doing their tax returns too taxing, the IRS Free File program provides free software to prepare and e-file your taxes at no cost," said IRS spokesman David Tucker II. "It's easy to get started at www.IRS.gov/freefile and get those last minute tax returns filed for free."

Here are four tips about IRS Free File.

Free File Does the Hard Work for You: Free File is a partnership between the IRS and leading tax software providers who make their brand-name products available for free. You don't need to be a tax expert; the software will help find tax breaks for you, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit. The software asks the questions; you supply the answers. It will find the right tax forms and do the math.

Access to Free File products: You must access the Free File products through www.irs.gov to avoid any charges for preparing or e-filing your federal tax return. Once you choose a Free File software product, you'll be directed away from the IRS website to the partner's site to prepare, print and e-file your federal return – all for free.

Free options for all: There is a free option for everyone. People who make $57,000 or less, which includes most Americans, can use the Free File software. People who make more can use Free File Fillable Forms, an electronic version of IRS paper forms.

Free Extensions: Taxpayers who can't make the April 17 deadline can request an extension. Making the request is easy and free through IRS Free File. Just look for "free extensions" in the company offers. Remember, this is an extension of time to file your return, not to pay. If you think you owe, make a payment with your extension request.

Get all the information you need about IRS Free File at www.IRS.gov/freefile.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Same-sex active-duty couple marries at West Point

    Same-sex active-duty couple marries at West Point

    Sunday, January 21 2018 3:25 PM EST2018-01-21 20:25:00 GMT

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Two Army captains who met at West Point have returned there to be married, in what is believed to be the first same-sex marriage of active-duty personnel at the storied New York military academy.    The New York Times reports Captains Daniel Hall and Vincent Franchino were married on Jan. 13. They're both Apache helicopter pilots stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas.

    >>

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Two Army captains who met at West Point have returned there to be married, in what is believed to be the first same-sex marriage of active-duty personnel at the storied New York military academy.    The New York Times reports Captains Daniel Hall and Vincent Franchino were married on Jan. 13. They're both Apache helicopter pilots stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas.

    >>
  • Family: Woman injured at Ice Ribbon passes away

    Family: Woman injured at Ice Ribbon passes away

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 2:04 AM EST2018-01-23 07:04:49 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The woman critically injured at the Ice Ribbon in Riverfront Park last week has passed away, according to family.  Over the weekend, the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department reported the woman had passed away, only to correct that release and say she was still in critical condition. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The woman critically injured at the Ice Ribbon in Riverfront Park last week has passed away, according to family.  Over the weekend, the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department reported the woman had passed away, only to correct that release and say she was still in critical condition. 

    >>
  • Tsunami warning withdrawn for West Coast after 8.2 magnitude quake hits Alaska

    Tsunami warning withdrawn for West Coast after 8.2 magnitude quake hits Alaska

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 7:35 AM EST2018-01-23 12:35:07 GMT

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The Latest on an Alaska earthquake that prompted a tsunami warning for coastal Alaska, Canada's British Columbia and the West Coast of the U.S. (all times local):   2:45 a.m.   Larry LeDoux, superintendent of the Kodiak Island Borough School District, says schools were open as shelters and estimated there were about 500 people at the high school.

    >>

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The Latest on an Alaska earthquake that prompted a tsunami warning for coastal Alaska, Canada's British Columbia and the West Coast of the U.S. (all times local):   2:45 a.m.   Larry LeDoux, superintendent of the Kodiak Island Borough School District, says schools were open as shelters and estimated there were about 500 people at the high school.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/