In general, these programs allow taxpayers with an Adjusted Gross Income of $58,000 or less to use name-brand tax preparation software to prepare and file their federal and state returns online for free.
The Free File briefing took place at Penn State Shenango in Sharon just as America Saves Week gets underway.
Pennsylvania is one of 22 states plus the District of Columbia that sponsors a State Free File program, allowing eligible residents to easily and accurately complete both their federal and state taxes with trusted name-brand tax preparation software of their choice.
Free File empowers taxpayers to claim every single deduction and credit they are entitled to.
“Free File helps low and moderate income people in Pennsylvania get every credit and deduction they deserve in their tax returns,” said Rep. Kelly. “It doesn’t cost the government any money, and even saves some by encouraging people to file their taxes electronically. Free File is a great example of how the government and private sector can work together to provide important community services.”
Following the briefing, community leaders had the opportunity to participate in a workshop and gain first-hand experience with one of the Free File products.
According to the IRS, 40 million taxpayers have prepared their federal returns through Free File since the program began more than a decade ago.
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