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The IRS Free File Alliance is now open for 2022. Taxpayers are eligible for a free industry-leading tax system

The IRS Free File Alliance is now open for 2022. Taxpayers are eligible for a free industry-leading tax system

WASHINGTON, January 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Taxpayers can get a head start on preparing their tax returns as a result of a coalition of eight industry-leading tax software companies partnered with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) this program.

The members of the Free File for tax season 2022 are: 1040Now, Inc., (English and Spanish),, Free Tax, On-Line Taxes, Inc., TaxAct, TaxHawk Inc., and TaxSlayer (English and Spanish).

The tax filing season is not officially starting until January 24th. eligible taxpayers can get a head start on their taxes by e-filing using the Free File software. More than 70 percent of all taxpayers approximately 100 million people are eligible to use Free File, which is now available at.

Through the Free File Program, taxpayers have the opportunity to get credits such as the Advance Child Tax Credit, Recovery Rebate Credit, and other credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

Taxpayers may opt for their smart phones or tablets to prepare and file their federal and state tax returns through IRS Free File.

"If your income is $73,000 or less, Free File is here to take the guesswork out of making your federal tax returns," said Tim Hugo, CEO of the Free File Alliance. "Our software provides step-by-step help to get your federal taxes done quickly, safely, securely, and at absolutely no cost.

The Free File Alliance and its members have continued to take on the security summit initiative as a priority. The Alliance, together with the IRS, state tax agencies, and others in the tax industry, are actively involved in the Security Summit Initiative in order to provide additional identity theft safeguards for tax filings.

Hugo continues, "The Free File program has provided over 65 million returns valued at an estimated $1.95 billion in free tax software over the last 19 years, and we hope to see even more taxpayers profit of the service in 2022." is the one place in which taxpayers can choose from a variety of the industry's most innovative and secure tax software options.

Some basic federal e-filing services, called Free File Fillable Forms, will be available anytime of any income level starting January 24, depending on whether or not they are income.

Free File has led millions of people to the IRS' e-filing initiative, despite delivering affordable, quality tax software solutions. 97 percent of users said they would use the free file program again.

Remember, a great way to get involved in Free File and its free federal tax return preparation options is by visiting.

About the Free File AllianceThe Free File Alliance, a coalition of 8 industry-leading tax software companies, has partnered with the IRS since 2003 to provide free access to the industry's leading tax preparation software.

The Free File Alliance of SOURCE is a free file organization.

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