There are many brands of tax preparer software that are available online and user friendly.
The IRS, in its partnership with the Free File Alliance LLC, a group of private sector tax software companies, offers free federal income tax preparation and electronic filing for eligible taxpayers
The following information can be found on the IRS.gov website: http://www.irs.gov/efile/article/0,,id=118986,00.html
The Free File program provides free federal income tax preparation and electronic filing for eligible taxpayers through a partnership between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Free File Alliance LLC, a group of private sector tax software companies.
How do you want to do your 2008 federal taxes?
Traditional Free File - I want tax software with step-by-step help
Free File supports preparation of Federal tax returns. However, many companies also offer state tax preparation though fees may apply.
Free tax preparation and e-filing if your adjusted gross income is $56,000 or less in 2008. Asks simple questions, puts your answers on the right forms. Covers the most commonly filed Federal tax forms and schedules. Includes Federal e-file - get your refund in as little as 10 days with Direct Deposit. Does all the math for you. Receive a quick confirmation within 48 hours that your return was received by the IRS. Benefit from Free File's checks for accuracy. Free File is available in Spanish
Free File Fillable Forms are for use if you want to fill in the tax forms and file them online without tax software.
Looks like blank IRS forms. You choose, self-prepare, and e-file your 1040, 1040 A and 1040EZ return. Covers the most commonly filed Federal tax forms and schedules. Includes basic calculation capability. Does NOT support state forms or state e-file . There are no income limitations. Free federal filing extension are available.
With all Free File options you can: File your taxes any hour of the day or night, get a faster refund in as little as 10 days with Direct Deposit, know that your return is safe and secure and help the environment by saving paper.
All Free File options are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be accessed via the IRS website, IRS.gov.