Best Online Tax Filing Software

Online Tax Filing

Some of the most highly recommended tax software companies are now offering free and paid editions for online tax filing. You’ll pay nothing to file your federal and state taxes if you have a simple tax return.

Start by easily importing your W-2, answer simple questions about your life, and you’ll get you your maximum refund, guaranteed!

The two easiest to use for free and the ones we recommend are:

TurboTax Federal Free Edition

H&R Block Federal Free Edition

You can file with the free edition if you have the following situations:

  • W-2 income
  • Limited interest and dividend income reported on a 1099-INT or 1099-DIV
  • Claim the standard deduction
  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC)
  • Child tax credits

Conditions not covered in the Free Editions include:

  • Itemized deductions (Schedule A)
  • Business or 1099-MISC income (Schedule C)
  • Stock sales (Schedule D)
  • Rental property income (Schedule E)
  • Credits, deductions, and income reported on schedules 1-6, such as the Student Loan Interest Deduction

For those who don’t qualify for the Free Edition we recommend the Deluxe versions by TurboTax and H&R Block:

TurboTax Deluxe Edition

H&R Block Deluxe Edition

Deluxe versions search over 350 tax deductions and credits to find every tax break you qualify for, so you get your maximum refund.… Read the rest