IRS Free File Available Until October 15

Posted on October 12, 2020 at 12:20pm by
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We have good news if you still have to file taxes for 2019. If you meet the necessary eligibility requirements, you can still file your taxes for free until October 15. 

The IRS partners with multiple tax filing services that offer free filing options. Free file services that are partnered with the IRS were enormously popular in 2020. In fact, usage of free filing services increased by 50% since 2019.

Below, we discuss what to know about the services and their various eligibility requirements. 

IRS Free File Eligibility

If you made $69,000 or less in 2019, then you can visit the IRS’ website to choose from one of the various free filing services. TurboTax, TaxSlayer and H&R Block are some of the more well-known free file services currently partnered with the IRS. Many services are available in English and Spanish.

You can receive a more comprehensive list by clicking this link. Just be sure to check whether there are additional requirements or fees associated with each service. 

Be sure to use the IRS’ site to review documents and other information that you may need to file your taxes. If you made over $69,000 in 2019, be sure to check out the IRS’ Free File Fillable Forms option, which is available until October 20. However, if you have high income and a complicated tax situation, it is recommended to work with a professional. 

IRS Stimulus Check Extension

The IRS also extended Economic Impact Payment deadlines for eligible non-filers. These are the stimulus payments that you could receive due to the economic chaos caused by the outbreak of COVID-19. Eligible individuals can receive $1,200 while married couples can receive $2,400. 

According to the IRS, you have until November 21 at midnight to file for an Economic Impact Payment if you did not:

  • Register for an Economic Impact Payment
  • File a 2019 return
  • Receive an Economic Impact Payment

Be sure to review the IRS’ eligibility requirements for the Economic Impact Payment extension

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