I remember a few years ago being so frustrated trying to find a place to file state taxes for free – it wasn’t that difficult to find a place to file federal taxes for free, but getting state for free was like finding a needle in a haystack. At the time I wrote a post about 5 websites that offered free state tax filing, but the restrictions for some of them were pretty strict.
Well, I just recently found a not-for-profit company that claims to allow users to file federal and state taxes for free and a large percentage of taxpayers qualify!
According to the website…
“If you earned less than $57,000 in 2012 and have an email address, you qualify for free tax filing online. Through our software partner, H&R Block At Home®, you can file your state and federal taxes at no cost to you.”
What is the catch?
I was wondering what the catch was and how they can offer federal and state tax filing for free when just about every other company in the world is charging for one or the other.
Apparently a not-for-profit called One-Economy is behind the program and funding comes from huge companies like Walmart, The United Way, and even H&R Block.
How do I get started?
If you are looking to file your taxes for free and want to try it out, you can check them out at myfreetaxes.com.
Normally, I eat my own dogfood and try out the services that I mention here, but since I am using an accountant now, I haven’t been able to try this service out. But I did email back and forth with one of the company reps to get as much info about it as possible. From my conversations with the company rep I would feel comfortable using them to file my taxes.
If you do decide to try them out, please report back and comment below with your experience so we can help each other out! Deal?
This article was originally published on ChristianPF on March 18, 2011.