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Who is qualified for free tax return?

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Did you know that all tax payers with an Adjusted Gross Income amount  of $57,000 or less are qualified for free federal tax return in 2012 tax season? Well that is true. IRS started a federal program called Free Filing Alliance. Private tax filing companies like TurboTax, TaxACT, HR Block and many others are all participating in this program. All of them offer free versions of their software if you are qualified for a free federal return. So, don’t hesitate to follow the link above that will lead you to the TurboTax website. Sign up, download TurboTax and if you are qualified your tax filing will be absolutely free in 2012!

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) sites offer free tax filing help

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Below is a listing of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites providing tax filing help.

Taxpayers who earned less than $49,000 in 2009 may visit a VITA site for free federal income tax return preparation and electronic filing. With e-file, taxpayers may be able to get their refund in as little as 10 days.

Many of these taxpayers qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit. In some cases, that credit may be nearly $5,700 for eligible taxpayers.

Taxpayers are encouraged to contact the site prior to visiting as times of assistance vary and appointments may be needed.

Chatham County

Eastern Chatham Sr Ctr-Pittsboro
365 Highway 87 North
Pittsboro NC 27312
(919) 542-4512

Legal Aid of N C – Pittsboro
959 East Street, Suite A & B
Pittsboro NC 27312
(919) 542-0475

Western Chatham Sr Ctr-Siler City
112 Village Lake Road
(919) 542-4512

Cumberland County

Catholic Charities
590 Cedar Creek Road
Suite 110 Fayetteville NC 28312
(910) 424-2020

CCCS Of Fayetteville, Inc.
316 Green Street
Fayetteville NC 28301
(910) 323-3192

(910) 433-1136

(910) 483-5944

Latino Com Cr Un-Fayetteville
100 Hay Street
Fayetteville NC 28301
(910) 323-4334

Durham County

Community Reinvestment Assoc.
110 Geer Street
Durham NC 27705
(919) 667-1000

2107 Hillandale Road
Durham NC 27705
(919) 667-1000

Duke Law School
Science Dr & Towerview Rd
Durham NC 27705
(919) 613-8526

El Centro Hispano/Duke Law School
201 W. Main Street
Durham NC 27701
(919) 687-4635

Holy Cross Catholic Church
1400 S. Alston Ave
Durham NC 27707
(919) 544-1917

Immaculate Conception CC, The
716A Burch Street
Durham NC 27701

Latino Com Cr Un-Durham
201 W. Main St. B01
Durham NC 27701
(919) 530-8800

Legal Aid of N C – Durham
201 West Main St., Suite 400
Durham NC 27701
(919) 688-6396

Lyons Park Family Center
1313 Halley Street

Main Library,TCE/VITA
300 North Roxboro Street

NCCU School Of Law
640 Nelson Street
Durham NC 27707
(919) 560-6333

North Durham Regional Library
221 Milton Road

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library
1201 Fayetteville Street
Durham NC 27707
(919) 477-8778

The Durham Center for Senior
406 Rigsbee Street
Durham NC 27701

Edgecombe County

Bassett Center
916 Branch Street
1st Floor Rocky Mount NC 27801
(252) 985-0078

St Paul Baptist Church
900 Lloyd St
Tarboro NC 27886
(252) 823-4061

Franklin County


(252) 496-1131

Granville County

Helping Hand V I T A
Mt Vernon Missionary Bap Ch
2197 Moss-Hayes Rd CREEDMOOR NC 27522
(919) 528-2715

Harnett County

110 W F ST
ERWIN NC 28339
(910) 893-7579

Harnett County Public Library
601 North Main Street
Lillington NC 27546
(910) 893-3446

Hoke County

Hoke County Free Tax Prep
114 N Main St
SUITE C Raeford NC 28376
(910) 904-6547

Johnston County

Legal Aid of N C – Smithfield
300 S. Third Street
Smithfield NC 27577
(800) 682-1016

202 S 4TH ST
(919) 934-6066

Lee County

1615 S 3RD ST
(919) 499-5577

Moore County

Richard H Thornton Library
Helping Hand V I T A
210 Main Street

Oxford NC 27565
(919) 528-2715

(910) 949-4211

(910) 295-1934

PO BOX 487
(910) 673-1164

(910) 215-8860

Nash County

(252) 459-4451

(252) 459-4451

Orange County

Carolina Meadows – Chatham
100 Whipporwill Lane
Chapel Hill NC 27517

Carrboro Town Hall
301 W. Main Street Carrboro Town Hall

(919) 968-2086

Cedar Grove Library-Hillsborough
5800 Nc 86 North
Hillsborough NC 27278
(919) 732-9211

Central Orange Sr Ctr-Hillsborough
515 Meadowland
Hillsborough NC 27278
(919) 968-2086

Chapel Hill Community Center
120 S. Estes Drive
Chapel Hill NC 27514

Chapel Hill Women’s Center
210 Henderson Street
Chapel Hill NC 27514
(919) 968-4610

Seymour Center – Chapel Hill
2551 Homestead Road
Chapel Hill Senior Center

Chapel Hill NC 27516

Person County

(336) 599-7484

Sampson County

(910) 592-5756

Vance County

Gateway CDC
314 S. Garnett St.
Henderson NC 27536
(252) 492-6298

(252) 430-0257

Wake County

(919) 844-2638

CARY NC 27513


DeVry University
1600 Perimeter Park Dr
Morrisville NC 27560
(919) 272-6364

(919) 217-5323


Family Resource Center Of Rale
Wake County Human Service

(919) 834-9300

Fiscal Progress
3717 National Dr Suite 217
Raleigh NC 27612
(919) 719-1750

(919) 873-0094

Latino Com Cr Un-Garner
4418 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh NC 27603
(919) 773-9180

Latino Com Cr Un-Raleigh
1420 Hardimont Road
Raleigh NC 27609
(919) 855-9696

Legal Aid of N C – FWU
224 S. Dawson St.
NC Farm Workers Project

Raleigh NC 27601
(919) 856-2180

North Carolina State University
2801 Founders Dr
Rm 1130 Nelson Hall – NCSU

Raleigh NC 27695

Northern Regional Center
350 E Holding Ave
Wake Forest NC 27587
(919) 338-0882

(919) 554-4111

(919) 661-6894

(919) 831-6052


SE Raleigh Economic Literacy C
513 Branch Street
Raleigh NC 27601
(919) 256-4261

SECU Raleigh-Wakefield
12700 Spruce Tree Way
Raleigh NC 27614
(919) 562-0506

South Raleigh Branch Vols.
1601 Crosslink Road
Southgate Library Raleigh NC 27610
(919) 856-6598

St Andrew the Apostle CC-Apex
3008 Old Raleigh Road
Apex NC 27502
(919) 362-0414

St Raphael The Archangel
Parish Center Meeting Rooms
5801 Falls Of The Neuse Rd Raleigh NC 27609
(919) 865-5703


Wake EITC Coalition/WCHS 1
1002 Dogwood Drive
Zebulon NC 27597
(919) 834-9300

Wake EITC Coalition/WCHS 2
130 N Judd Pkwy Ne
Fuquay Varina NC 27526
(919) 834-9300

Warren County

Warren Family Institute VITA
115 E Market Street
(252) 257-1134

Wayne County

1001 E ASH ST
(919) 735-1824

Wilson County

Barton College
400 Atlantic Christian Coll Dr
Hines Bldg 1St Floor

Wilson NC 27893
(252) 399-6418

Wilson County DSS Career Plus
114 Pine Street Ne
Wilson NC 27894
(252) 293-4305

(252) 206-4059

Free Tax Filing for Qualified Texans

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2010 federal income tax filing deadline, is just around the corner. For Texans trying to wade through their federal income tax return, it can often be challenging. Fortunately, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) stand ready to assist taxpayers with information on preparations services.

A new service offered this year is Free File, a free, federal income tax preparation and electronic filing program for eligible taxpayers. Taxpayers with a 2010 Adjusted Gross Income of $58,000 or less who meet additional requirements can qualify for Free File. For more information on the program visit

TWC also is encouraging qualifying taxpayers to take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which allows lower-income individuals and families to pay less or no federal income tax, or receive cash payments. Local Workforce Solutions Offices offer tax preparation help, including how to file for EITC. For more information on specific services provided by Local Workforce Boards in your area, please visit

The IRS estimates that in 2009 more than 2.6 million Texans claimed more than $6.5 billion in EITC credits, with an average refund of $2,492. In recent years, Texas has ranked first in the nation in the number of EITC dollars claimed by taxpayers. Despite the credit’s availability, however, the IRS estimates that as many as 20 to 25 percent of Americans who qualify for the credit do not claim it on their tax returns.

Under certain limitations for 2010, individuals may qualify if their adjusted gross income is less than:

• $43,352 ($48,362 married filing jointly) with three or more qualifying children
• $40,363 ($45,373 married filing jointly) with two qualifying children
• $35,535 ($40,545 married filing jointly) with one qualifying child
• $13,460 ($18,470 married filing jointly) with no qualifying children
The maximum credit for 2010 is as follows:
• $5,666 with three or more qualifying children
• $5,036 with two qualifying children
• $3,050 with one qualifying child
• $457 with no qualifying children

Investment income must be less than $3,100 for the year to qualify for EITC.

EITC does not affect an individual’s eligibility to receive certain public assistance benefits. In most cases, the credit payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), food stamps, low-income housing or most Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) payments.

5 Ways to Get Free Tax Filing Help in 2010

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Filing your federal income tax return can be intimidating. None other than Albert Einstein has called the income tax “the hardest thing in the world to understand.” But there are a variety of tools to help you complete your forms properly and completely.

Here’s five ways you may be able to get help with your return for free in 2010:

1. The Free File program through the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS offers free online tax preparation for eligible taxpayers through its partnership with Free File Alliance LLC, a group of private tax software companies. If your adjusted gross income for 2009 was $57,000 or less, you may be able to use this step-by-step tax software for free. This software asks simple questions that you answer, does the math for you and double checks for accuracy. Some of the participating tax software companies will also offer state tax preparation, but some fees may apply. Check it out here.

2. IRS assistance centers. The IRS provides free tax help for people who earn low to moderate income ($49,000 or less). The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program has centers located in neighborhood centers across the country. You can find your closest location by calling 1-800-829-1040. There will also be help centers across the country on Feb. 6 and Feb. 20 to help taxpayers who are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which is a tax credit for people who work but do not earn high incomes. You can find a list of these EITC centers on the IRS Web site here.

3. Free File fillable forms. The IRS provides online fillable forms here that anyone can use. These don’t provide the step-by-step help of tax software, but there’s no income limitation either. For those who earned more than $57,000 in gross income last year, these online fillable forms might be a good option.

4. Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program. This program helps out those who are at least 60 years old. During tax filing season from late January through April 15, AARP offers Tax-Aide counseling at more than 7,000 locations across the country. You can find the nearest location at the AARP Web site here.

5. Help for military personnel and their families. The Armed Forces Tax Council helps out military members and their families with tax preparation and military specific tax issues.

According to the IRS, about 80 percent of taxpayers use a paid preparer or tax preparation software. But there are ways to complete your return without shelling out a bundle of money.

Suggestions for people who have never filed online

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Suggestions for people who have never filed online, never done their own taxes, or are first time tax filers:

  1. Repeat the following phrase before starting – “This is not rocket science.  If I can pass grade 8, I can do my own taxes.”
  2. Get all your paperwork in order before starting.  When you get tax documents in the mail, start a file and put everything into that file.  Once you have all your paperwork, start your tax filing.
  3. E-filing is the simplest way to submit your taxes.  TurboTax includes a free e-file with their product.  I always wondered what would happen if your tax return got lost in the mail.
  4. You can often download/import information from your financial software or from your financial institutions.  Don’t worry.  If the idea of entering all your stock purchases sounds overwhelming, you can usually just import all that information.
  5. When completing your taxes with TurboTax, go through each stage step by step.  Don’t try and guess what is and is not appropriate.  Just follow the questions and be sure you don’t miss anything.
  6. If you’re not feeling confident to actually file your own taxes, then once someone completes it, you can compare your results with theirs.

Start Online Tax Filing Free with TurboTax

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Here is the best no-risk way to get in touch with your inner tax man or woman: start your tax filing online using TurboTax.

Visit the TurboTax website and choose the right software.

  • Free Edition – File Federal taxes for free if you have the most basic tax situation.
  • Deluxe Edition – If you have deductions (donations or medical expenses) and you are a homeowner.
  • Premier Edition – For those with investments and the other elements of the Deluxe edition.
  • Home and Business Edition – Those who need to file small business taxes along with their personal.
  • Business Edition – Used to file for a corporation, partnership, or multi-member LLC.

With the exception of the Business Edition, you’ll be able to start to file online for free.

Reasons to start online tax filing for free

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Reasons to start online tax filing for free:

  1. When you do your own taxes, you can check the work of anyone else who is also doing your taxes.  With all those numbers, a second set of eyes never hurt anyone.
  2. While you do your own taxes, you clearly see how your spending, tracking, and accounting impact your taxes.

Doing your own taxes is like a free tax school.  Those lessons could be valuable for the rest of your life.

Why don’t more people do their own taxes?  I think they’re intimidated by the process.

Free Tax Filing 2010

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Free tax filing is available in 2010 same as it was available for millions of tax payers in 2009, 2008, 2007 etc. The largest tax software companies provide its users with versions of their tax software.

Free Tax Filing 2011

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Free tax filing is still possible in 2011.  All thanks to Free File Alliance organization that enables millions of tax payers to file federal taxes absolutely free. To qualify for federal free tax filing in 2010 your adjusted gross income should be less than  $58,000. last year was found with surprising keywords

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Free Federal Tax Filing

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Free Federal Tax Filing is a reality. Internal Revenue Service is cooperating with a number of private tax software development companies to offer free tax preparation and efiling services for all eligible tax payers. The main criteria for eligibility is the amount of gross income which could not exceed $57,000 in 2009.

Free Tax Filing sites listed at IRS website

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he United States Internal Revenue Service lists about twenty sites that offer free E-Filing. Some also include free tax preparation. Each site has it’s own qualifications, but most allow a maximum income of $54,000 and also have age range restrictions.

An easy way to find the ones you qualify for is to use the “Guide me to a Company” button. You fill out a form with your age, income, etc. and you get a list of the free tax filing sites that you qualify for.

If you get a message about not having session cookies enabled, but you know they are enabled, hit the back button to come back to this page and click the link above again.

Some states also have free e-filing. To find out about them you should visit the website of your state tax bureau.

Eduction Credit or Lifetime Learning Credit – what should I claim?

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Eduction Credit or Lifetime Learning Credit. What should I claim?

The answer to this question is “It depends on the amount of your school tuition paid”

Basically, Education credit is simply $2,000 if your income is less then $65,000 and $4,000 if your income is more then $65,000 and less then $130,000.

Lifetime Learning Credit is calculated as 20% (in the vast majority of cases) of your tuition paid.

So, if your tuition paid was more then $10,000 – then you will be better off claiming Lifetime Learning Credit (form 8863) if it is less then $10,000 then it Education Credit should be your choice (form 8917)

How does a taxpayer claim the Lifetime Learning Credit?

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The first year that the credit will be available is 1998. Taxpayers will not be able to claim the credit until they file their 1998 returns in 1999. Instructions accompanying the 1998 tax forms (for returns required to be filed in 1999) will explain how to calculate the credit and how to claim it on the tax return.

What is the maximum Lifetime Learning Credit a taxpayer may claim?

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The credit is equal to 20 percent of the taxpayer’s out-of-pocket expenses for qualified tuition and related expenses of all eligible family members, up to a maximum of $5,000 in expenses annually through 2002. Thus, the maximum Lifetime Learning Credit a taxpayer may claim through 2002 is $1,000. After 2002, the credit is equal to 20 percent of the taxpayer’s out-of-pocket expenses up to a maximum of $10,000 in expenses. Thus, the maximum Lifetime Learning Credit a taxpayer may claim after 2002 is $2,000. The maximum credit does not change even if the taxpayer is claiming a credit for the expenses of more than one student in the family.

May an individual claim a Lifetime Learning Credit for more than one family member?

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Yes. However, unlike the Hope Scholarship Credit, the Lifetime Learning Credit is calculated on a per family, rather than a per student, basis. Therefore, the maximum available credit does not vary with the number of students in the family. For example, if in 1999 a married individual whose modified adjusted gross income is $35,000 pays $5,000 of qualified tuition and related expenses to attend an eligible educational institution, the individual may claim a $1,000 Lifetime Learning Credit. If in the same year the individual also pays another $2,000 in qualified tuition and related expenses for his spouse to attend an eligible educational institution, the individual’s Lifetime Learning Credit is still $1,000.

Is the Lifetime Learning Credit available for a student taking only one course?

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Yes. For example, a student who has just graduated from high school and is taking a single course at a community college may claim the Lifetime Learning Credit if the student comes within the income limits and is not claimed as a dependent by someone else.

What are the eligibility requirements for the institution?

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They are the same requirements that apply for the Hope Scholarship Credit.

May an individual claim a Lifetime Learning Credit for paying qualified tuition and related expenses for other family members?

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Yes. An individual may claim the credit for his/her own qualified tuition and related expenses and the qualified tuition and related expenses of his/her spouse and other eligible dependents (including children) for whom the dependency exemption is allowed. Generally, a parent may claim the dependency exemption for his/her unmarried child if: (1) the parent supplies more than half the child’s support for the taxable year, and (2) the child is under age 19 or is a full-time student under age 24.

Who may claim the Lifetime Learning Credit?

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An individual paying qualified tuition and related expenses at a postsecondary educational institution may claim the credit, provided the institution is an eligible educational institution. Unlike the Hope Scholarship Credit, students are not required to be enrolled at least half-time in one of the first two years of postsecondary education. Nonresident aliens generally are not eligible to claim the Lifetime Learning Credit.

Hope Credit vs Lifetime Learning Credit

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Hope Credit

The Hope Credit is a tax credit for college students in their first two years of college. It provides a tax credit of up to $1,800 on the first $2,400 of college tuition and fees. You can claim the Hope Credit on your tax return if you, your spouse, or your dependent are a first-year or second-year college student, is enrolled at least half-time at an eligible education institution, and you were responsible for paying college expenses.

Lifetime Learning Credit

The Lifetime Learning Credit is a tax credit for any person who takes college classes. It provides a tax credit of up to $2,000 on the first $10,000 of college tuition and fees. You can claim the Lifetime Learning Credit on your tax return if you, your spouse, or your dependents are enrolled at an eligible educational institution and you were responsible for paying college expenses. Unlike the Hope Credit, you need not be enrolled at least half-time. Even if you took only one class, you may take advantage of the Lifetime Learning Credit.

Form 8917 Tuition and Fee Deduction

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You can take a tax deduction for college tuition and other mandatory school fees. This is called the Tuition and Fees Deduction, and is reported directly on Form 1040 or Form 1040A.

Limits and Income Ranges for the Tuition and Fees Deduction

The maximum amount of the tuition and fees deduction you can claim is $4,000 per year. The deduction is further limited by income ranges:
$4,000 max for income up to $65,000 ($130,000 for joint filers)
$2,000 max for income over $65,000 up to $80,000 ($160,000 for joint filers)
no deduction for income over $80,000 ($160,000 for joint filers).

What Counts as Qualifying Tuition and Fees?

* Tuition
* Fees required as a condition for enrollment or attendance

Books, student health fees, and other school related costs are generally do not count as qualifying expenses for the tuition deduction. Schools report qualifying expenses to you and to the IRS using Form 1098-T.

Hawaii Income Tax Rates

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Hawaii collects income taxes from its residents using nine brackets, ranging from 1.4 percent to 8.25 percent. Rather than collecting a sales tax on purchases by consumers, Hawaii imposes a general excise tax on businesses. More on Hawaii taxes can be found in the tabbed pages below.

Oklahoma Income Tax Rates

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Oklahoma eliminated its two highest tax brackets in 2007. Its state income tax rates now range from 0.5 percent to a high of 5.5 percent. More on Oklahoma taxes can be found in the tabbed pages below:

Oklahoma collects income taxes from its residents at the following rates.

For single taxpayers and husband/wife filing separate returns:
– 0.5 percent on the first $1,000 of taxable income
– 1 percent on taxable income between $1,001 and $2,500
– 2 percent on taxable income between $2,501 and $3,750
– 3 percent on taxable income between $3,751 and $4,900
– 4 percent on taxable income between $4,901 and $7,200
– 5 percent on taxable income between $7,201 and $8,700
– 5.5 percent on taxable income of $8,701 and above.

For married joint filers, qualifying widows/widowers and heads of households:
– 0.5 percent on the first $2,000 of taxable income
– 1 percent on taxable income between $2,001 and $5,000
– 2 percent on taxable income between $5,001 and $7,500
– 3 percent on taxable income between $7,501 and $9,800
– 4 percent on taxable income between $9,801 and $12,200
– 5 percent on taxable income between $12,201 and $15,000
– 5.5 percent on taxable income of $15,001 and above.
Sooner State income tax forms are due on April 15 or the next business day if that date falls on a weekend or holiday.

Where to get free tax help online?

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The best place to get  a free help with your tax questions is It’s a forum solely dedicated to the United States taxes. Membership is free and there are a lot of knowledgeable users willing to help.

What is Free File Alliance

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The Free File program provides free federal income tax preparation and electronic filing for eligible taxpayers through a partnership between the Internal Revenue Service and the Free File Alliance LLC, a group of private sector tax software companies. Many companies offer free or paid state tax preparation and efiling services. Some companies may not offer state tax preparation and e-file services for all states.

IRS Free Tax Filing

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Many, if not all of the tax filing software companies joined Free File Alliance organization

To find out more about Free File Alliance you can visit official website of Internal Revenue Service (link below),,id=118986,00.html

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Oklahoma Free Tax Filing

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As many other states Oklahoma is participating in the Free File Alliance and offers tax payers an option to file their taxes online absolutely free of charge

Currently the following tax filing companies are are participating in Oklahoma Free File Alliance:


FREE online Federal return and FREE online State return for all taxpayers who have a household income of less than $54,000 AND who are either 25 years old or younger, 65 years old and over, active military personnel, those with Federal AGI less than $10,000 or to those who qualify for EITC.

Intuit Tax Freedom Project (from the makers of TurboTax)

Intuit Inc. and the Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation are proud to sponsor the Intuit Tax Freedom Project SM, donating free TurboTax ® returns if in tax year 2007 you meet one of the following:

* Qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), or
* Earned $30,000 or less in adjusted gross income (AGI), or
* Were Active Duty Military (including Reservists and National Guard) with a military W2 and your AGI is $54,000 or less.

Qualified taxpayers can prepare and e-file their federal and state return online for FREE with America’s #1 rated tax preparation product. Filing with TurboTax is easy & accurate. TurboTax asks you easy-to-understand questions and places your answers onto IRS-approved forms. Then double-checks your return for errors and helps you maximize your refund by finding deductions and credits you may have overlooked. And when you e-file with TurboTax you’ll get your refund faster! allows you to prepare your federal return for free, no restrictions. Your state return is also free if your federal Adjusted Gross Income is $20,000 or less. No gimmicks, just a great value. Our simple on-line interview makes preparing and e-filing your tax return easy and helps you claim every deduction and credit you are entitled to receive.

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Alabama Free Tax Filing

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File your taxes free in Alabama. Alabama free file alliance. Alabama Free Tax Filing. Alabama Free Online Taxes. File taxes online.

Free filing and preparation of Alabama and federal returns for taxpayers who meet certain requirements
Free filing and preparation of Federal returns for taxpayers who meet certain requirements.

The following tax filing companies are participating in Alabama Free File Alliance:

Intuit (TurboTax)
HR Block (At Home Taxes)

Arizona Free Tax Filing

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I found free efile for both Federal and AZ State on

Each year the Arizona Department of Revenue provides opportunities for taxpayers to file their Arizona Individual Income Tax returns electronically at no cost.

The Arizona Free File Alliance is an agreement between the Arizona Department of Revenue and several software companies to provide free online services for qualified Arizona taxpayer. Any software company may participate in the alliance. Each company determines its own free filing offer.

The following tax filing software companies are participating in the Free Filing Alliance in Arizona:

Intuit (TurboTax within Intuit Tax Freedom Project)
TaxSlayer (Online Taxes)

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File California Tax Return Online for FREE

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File California Tax Return Online for FREE (no income limit) –

It’s not as comprehensive as TurboTax but can’t beat FREE for simple State Return.

TaxAct is too slow

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I disagree that TaxAct is best for someone who hasn’t sold any investments in the past year. I have used it for the past 2 years and have had to input several stock sales, and it has filled out Schedule D for me perfectly. The only thing I don’t like about TaxAct is that it seems slow to save info and go on to the next screen. I do like the price, though.

Chances of getting audited when efiling

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Your chances of getting audited are higher if you e-file vs. the same return on paper. E-filing data is is used by several trigger programs (software) that determine if a return should be short listed of audit.

That process takes lot more time and effort on part of IRS and FTB.

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TaxAct Free edition vs TurboTax Free edition

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TaxAct federal is free and the state costs you $13.95
TaxAct Free Online edition gives you federal is free and the state costs you $25.95

State of Virginia free efile taxes

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Through the IRS, you can also use FreeFile (lower income) or FreeFile Fillable Forms (all incomes, but you have to know what you’re doing).

State of Virginia offers free eFile (all incomes) at

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TurboTax does not charge everyone for e-filing state taxes

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TurboTax doesn’t charge everyone for e-filing state taxes. I only paid the $25.95 to do my state tax return. E-filing was free. This was the first year I used the free federal filing. In the past, I’ve always used the more complicated forms and gone through all the questions, and while it did take a long time, I was confident that I hadn’t left anything out and I really was getting everything exactly right.

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TurboTax Online Free Version

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To calculate my basic return, I used TurboTax Online’s free version. It’s bare-bones and doesn’t feature all the extras you’ll find in more capable versions of the software, but it got the job done. Because TurboTax Online is more powerful than competing products, it takes more time to prepare your taxes. In fact, it took me over an hour to file my basic return with W-2 wage income, interest, and basic deductions. After all that work, it returned the same refund as the other tax preparation tools.

Overall, TurboTax has the best product on the market.

Tax Season 2009-2010 is going downhill

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Less then 40 days are left until the end of the tax season. Millions of American already filed their tax returns online.

File Tax Extensfion For Free

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Good news for all tax freebies of the web. Now its not only possible to file federal and states taxes for free but also is possible to file online tax extension. allows everyone to file their tax extension absolutely free of charges.

Top Free Tax Filing Websites 2010

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Great free tax filing resource –

Free Federal Tax Filing

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As tax season is at its full swing millions of Americans already filed their tax online using our website. is proud to help people save money by filing with TurboTax Federal Free Edition.

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TurboTax Free Federal Edition

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Who is TurboTax Free Federal Edition Good For?

* If you have a simple return
* If you do not need much guidance when filing your taxes
* If you are single
* If you have no children
* If you need to file a 1040EZ

This product cannot import 1099s ors W-2s. To get this ability, you’ll need to upgrade to TurboTax Basic. If you want additional guidance for maximizing deductions, you’ll need to upgrade to TurboTax Deluxe.

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TurboTax Deluxe Federal + State 2009 + efile

If you own a home, made donations or have medical expenses, TurboTax Deluxe will easily get you every tax deduction you deserve.

Here’s how it works:

Asks easy questions
We customize questions to your unique situation, transfer your info from last year, and put it all on the right tax forms for you.

Maximizes deductions
We search for more than 350 deductions to get you the biggest refund possible

Efile for a fast refund
Efile with direct deposit to get your refund in as few as 8 days. Five federal efiles included.
Why TurboTax Deluxe is the easiest choice for you

TurboTax Deluxe was designed to make it easy for you to get the biggest tax refund possible. Choose TurboTax Deluxe if any of the following apply to you:

* You own your home
* You donated to charity
* You have significant education or medical expenses
* You have childcare expenses
* You have lots of deductions

If you own investments or rental property, choose TurboTax Premier. It has everything in Deluxe PLUS will provide extra guidance so you get the most from your investments.

If you are a sole proprietor, consultant, 1099 contractor, or single-owner LLC, TurboTax Home & Business has everything in Premier and will help you make the most of your business and personal deductions.

If you own an S Corp, partnership, C Corp, or multiple-owner LLC, choose TurboTax Business

Everything you need to do your taxes with ease.

Finds All Deductions and Credits You Deserve to Get Your Biggest Refund

Stimulus Ready
Updated with all of the latest tax laws to help you get all of the deductions and credits you deserve–including the new 2009 Stimulus Plan credits for homebuyers, new car purchases and more.

Maximizes Your Tax Deductions
Asks simple questions about your income, family situation and changes in your tax situation and credits. Then, based on your answers, searches for more than 350 deductions and credits to get you the biggest tax refund–guaranteed.

Looks for Deduction Opportunities as You Go
Shows you which deductions you’ve taken. Which deductions you haven’t. And tells you how to qualify for just about any deduction, so you don’t miss any opportunities to save.

Gets You the Maximum Deduction for Donations
ItsDeductible (included) helps you accurately value items you donate to charity–no more guessing. Plus, it tracks other donations such as cash, mileage and stocks, to help you get every charitable deduction you’re entitled to.

Handles Your Life Changes
Changed jobs? Got married? Bought a home? Had a baby? TurboTax guides you through common life changes, explains how the changes will impact your taxes, and tells you what you can deduct.

Helps with Medical Expenses
Does all the math and tells you if you qualify to deduct your medical expenses for maximum tax savings.

Includes Downloadable Audit Support Center
Being contacted by the IRS can be confusing and stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. That’s why we’ve created the TurboTax Audit Support Center, included for FREE with all TurboTax products.

Only about 1% of all personal tax returns were audited, so it is unlikely, but if you are contacted by the IRS, we’ll help you to:

1. Find out why the IRS contacted you
2. Determine what it means
3. Prepare your next steps

B002RS8F0K 3 TurboTax Deluxe Federal + State 2009 + efile
With downloadable step-by-step guidance, including what different types of IRS letters may mean, you’ll know exactly where you stand and what to do next.Remember, TurboTax guarantees 100% accurate calculations. If you pay an IRS or state penalty or interest because of a TurboTax calculation error, we’ll pay you the penalty and interest.

Helps You Reduce Audit Risk

Tracks Your Audit Risk
Audit Risk Meter checks your tax return for common audit triggers. Shows whether your risk is high or low. And provides tips to help you reduce your chance of an audit.

Includes Downloadable Audit Support Center
Gives you step-by-step guidance on everything you need to know and do if the IRS contacts you.

Also Available: Audit Defense
Provides full-service representation by a trained tax professional. You will never have to meet with the IRS, unless you want to.

Does the Hard Work for You

Asks Easy Questions, Tailored to You
Guides you step by step through your tax return and puts your answers on the right tax forms for you. Skips interview questions that don’t apply to you, so you can finish your return faster.

Improved Automatically Fills in W-2 and 1099 Info
Gets your W-2 and 1099 data directly from over 100,000 participating employers and financial institutions and automatically puts it in the right tax forms. A brief summary lets you review and edit downloaded information if necessary.

Improved Transfers Last Year’s Tax Info
No retyping necessary. Fills in information from your previous year’s return to save time and increase accuracy. Shows you what you’re importing and where it goes in your return. You can also import from other tax software including TaxACT and H&R Block’s TaxCut.

Imports Your Financial Data
Imports information from your financial software (including Quicken, QuickBooks 2007 and higher, and Microsoft Money) so you can skip the cut and paste this year.

New Makes it Easy to Hold Your Place
Flag areas in your tax return so you can get back to them easily.

Provides Help and Advice When You Need It

Live Tax Answers
Get live answers online from TurboTax experts and other TurboTax users in our Live Community. Plus you’ll have instant access to answers to commonly asked tax questions on every screen.

Straightforward Guidance & Advice
Find help on any tax topic from anywhere within TurboTax. Get plain-English explanations of specific tax areas and helpful examples when you need them.

Guide Me
Not sure how to answer a tax question? We’ll guide you to the right answer, making your taxes even easier.

Explains Your Return
Shows you a summary of your return, including income, tax, credits and payments so you know your taxes are accurate. Provides recommendations to help you get an even bigger refund next year.

FREE Technical Support
Got a software question? No problem! Get answers from a TurboTax expert via e-mail, phone, or live chat.

Spots Errors and Shows How to Fix Them

New Smart Check Scans for Mistakes
Smart Check double-checks your return for errors, so you can be confident your taxes are done right.

Guaranteed Accurate Calculations
If you should get hit with an IRS or state penalty or interest due to a TurboTax calculation error, we’ll pay you the penalty and interest.

Keeps You Up-to-Date with the Latest Tax Laws
With a single click you can check for updates each time you start to ensure your return includes the latest IRS and state tax forms. No more disruptions while you work on your return.

Get Your Refund Faster with Included Federal Efile

Shows Your Tax Refund in Real Time
Watch your refund add up as you complete your return. Our Dual Refund Monitor constantly displays and updates both your federal and state refunds (or taxes due) as you complete your federal return.

Federal Efile Included
Get your refund in as few as 8 days with efile and direct deposit. Free federal efile is included with TurboTax at no extra charge. If you’re a returning user, we’ll automatically transfer your efile information from your previous year’s return to save you even more time.

TurboTax Deluxe Includes These Tax Forms

TurboTax takes the worry out of deciding which forms you need to file. Just answer simple questions and TurboTax fills out the right forms for you.

Most Commonly-Filed IRS Tax Forms and Schedules

Form 1040 Individual Income Tax Return
Schedule A Itemized Deductions
Form 1040A Individual Income Tax Return
Schedule B Interest and Dividend Income
Schedule D/D-1 Capital Gains and Losses/Additional Capital Gains and Losses
Form 1040EZ Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents
Schedule C/EZ Profit (or Loss) from Business/Net Profit from Business
Schedule EIC Earned Income Credit
Schedule E Supplemental Income and Loss
Schedule SE Self-Employment Tax

Other Tax Forms and Schedules

Schedule F Profit or Loss from Farming
Schedule H Household Employment Taxes
Schedule J Income Averaging for Farmers and Fishermen
Schedules K-1 Worksheet (Form 1041) Estates and Trusts
Schedules K-1 (Form 1065) Partner’s Share of Income, Credits, Deductions
Schedules K-1 (Form 1120S) Shareholder’s Share of Income, Credits, etc
Schedule R Credit for Elderly or Disabled
Schedule 1 – 1040A Interest and Ordinary Dividends for Form 1040A Filers
Schedule 2 – 1040A Child and Dependent Care Expenses
Schedule 3 – 1040A Credit for Elderly or Disabled
Form 982 Reduction of Tax Attributes Due to Discharge of Indebtedness
Form 982WKS Cancellation of Debt Worksheet
Form 1040-ES Estimated Tax for Individuals
Form 1040-V Payment Vouchers
Form 1040X Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Form 1098T Tuition Statement
Form 1099-MISC Miscellaneous Income
Form 1099-Q Payments From Qualified Education Programs
Form 1099-R Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement, etc.
Form 1116 Foreign Tax Credit
Form 1116 AMT Foreign Tax Credit for AMT
Form 1310 Statement of Person Claiming Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer
Form 2106/EZ Employee Business Exp/EZ Employee Business Expenses Short Form
Form 2119 Home Sale Worksheet
Form 2120 Multiple Support Declaration
Form 2210/2210AI Underpayment of Tax/Annualized Income
Form 2210F Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Farmers
Form 2439 Notice to Shareholder of Undistributed Long-Term Capital Gains
Form 2441 Child and Dependent Care Expenses
Form 2555 Foreign Earned Income
Form 3468 Investment Credit
Form 3800 General Business Credit
Form 3903 Moving Expenses
Form 4136 Credit for Federal Tax Paid on Fuels
Form 4137 Tax on Unreported Tips
Form 4255 Recapture of Investment Credit
Form 4506 Request for Copy of Tax Form
Form 4562 Depreciation and Amortization
Form 4684 Casualties and Theft
Form 4797 Sales of Business Property
Form 4835 Farm Rental Income and Expenses
Form 4852 Substitute W-2 or 1099-R
Form 4868 Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File
Form 4952/AMT Investment Interest Expense Deduction/Investment Interest Expense Deduction – AMT
Form 4972 Tax on Lump-Sum Distributions
Form 5329 Additional Taxes on Retirement Plans
Form 5405 First-Time Homebuyer Credit
Form 5695 Residential Energy Credits
Form 6198 At-Risk Limitations
Form 6251 Alternative Minimum Tax
Form 6252 Installment Sale Income
Form 6781 Gains/Losses from Section 1256 Contracts and Straddles
Form 8283 Non-cash Charitable Contributions
Form 8332 Release of Claim to Exemption for Child of Divorced of Separated Parents
Form 8379 Injured Spouse Claim and Allocation
Form 8396 Mortgage Interest Credit
Form 8453 U.S. Individual Income Tax Transmittal for an IRS E-File Return
Form 8582/AMT/CR Passive Activity Loss Limitations/AMT/Credit Limitations
Form 8586 Low Income Housing Credit
Form 8606 Nondeductible IRAs
Form 8615 Tax for Certain Children Who Have Investment Income of More Than $1,800
Form 8801 Credit for Prior Year Minimum Tax
Form 8812 Additional Child Tax Credit
Form 8814 Parent’s Election To Report Child’s Interest and Dividends
Form 8815 Exclusion of Interest from Series EE and I Bonds
Form 8822 Change of Address
Form 8824 Like-Kind Exchange
Form 8829 Business Use of Your Home
Form 8839 Qualified Adoption Expenses
Form 8853 Archer MSAs and Long-Term Care Insurance Contracts
Form 8857 Innocent Spouse Relief
Form 8859 DC First-Time Homebuyer Credit
Form 8862 Info to Claim EIC After Disallowance
Form 8863 Education Credits
Form 8880 Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions
Form 8881 Credit for Small Employer Pension Plan Startup Costs
Form 8885 Health Coverage Tax Credit
Form 8888 Direct Deposit of Refund
Form 8889 Health Savings Account
Form 8891 Canadian Retirement Plans
Form 8903 Domestic Production Activities Deduction
Form 8910 Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit
Form 8914 Exemption for Taxpayers Housing Individuals Displaced by Midwestern Disasters
Form 8915 Hurricane Retirement Plan Distributions
Form 8917 Tuition and Fees Deduction
Form 8919 Uncollected Social Security and Medicare Tax on Wages
Form 8930 Midwestern Disaster Area Distributions
Form 9465 Installment Agreement Request
Form SS-4 Application for Employer ID Number
Form TD F 90-22.1 Report of Foreign Bank Accounts
Form W-4 Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate
Form W-2 Wages and Tax Statement

Choose Security. Choose TurboTax.

TurboTax is dedicated to protecting your personal and financial information. From the most advanced technology to our dedicated Privacy Team, we have you covered.

In fact, TRUSTe, the leading Internet privacy seal-of-approval, named Intuit as one of three Most Trusted Companies for Privacy for 2007.

Our Site Is Tested Daily for Security
To support our commitment to protect your confidential data, the TurboTax Web site is tested and certified daily by the third-party McAfee HACKER SAFE Security Scan, an industry leader in Web site security.

Only You Can Access Your Return
TurboTax Online requires a unique log in. Once you create your username and password, your tax return is guarded. Rest assured that you have complete control over who sees your personal information.

TurboTax CDs and downloads store your information right on your computer. You can choose your own password to protect your personal information.

Your Information Travels Safely
Your TurboTax session is secure. TurboTax Online shields your personal information from prying eyes while you’re completing your return.

TurboTax uses the same encryption technology used by banks to efile your return. This means that your information is protected from any unauthorized access while it’s electronically sent to the IRS and state agencies.

Our Commitment to You
Armed with surveillance cameras and security alarms, the TurboTax Security Team physically protects our computers and your information–24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our Privacy Team’s only job is to guard you and your information. If you feel the least bit uneasy, ask the Privacy Team about their commitment to your protection

Easy Answers To Tough Questions in Tax Season

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As the Christmas holidays passed, the new year 2010 started on a usual busy note as the tax season rolls on. While conscious American taxpayers receive their W-2s and 1099s, logically, many encounter difficulties in preparing their own taxes. This is especially true about those who are to fill tax declarations for the first time. Oftentimes, however, even experienced taxpayers stumble across the intricacies of tax filings, which arise with new factors such as new home purchases, birth of a child, rental income and others. Naturally, questions arise, and people want answers to them in the manner, which is both, professional and easily understood.

Today, many seek answers to their tax questions online, which is a natural occurrence in the era of internet. Keywords and -phrases searched commonly include: “electronic filing,” “tax return,” “efile,” “taxes,” “tax filing,” “tax preparation,” “tax refund,” “tax information,” “income taxes,” and “tax help.”

According to WebTrends, visibility of tax-related searches on the main engines such as Google, Yahoo, MSN, and Ask increase more than 30% during the tax season. Tax forum websites, where individuals exchange their knowledge and experience in tax preparations and savings become especially popular. Here, nearly any tax related question could become resolved by a collective knowledge power of thousands individuals, and, which is important, absolutely free of charge. One of such websites is, which brings together tax professionals and common taxpayers in a community that seeks answers to tough questions in tax season. Knowledge of tax professionals combined with personal experience of thousands members of the website guarantee that one will find answers to nearly any tax related issue, corporate or individual. One especially attractive feature of the forum is the visibility of unanswered questions posted on the main page, which encourages participation and resolution seeking among its members. No registration is required, friendly user interface and question search feature make the site easy to navigate, and 7,500-8,000 daily visitors serve as a good credibility mark to the information one can find there.

Everyone knows that procrastination is a thief of time and money, and this is especially true in tax season. Start today, and look for the answers to your tough tax related questions online, where millions like you share the same goal of a timely and confident tax filing. Taxes should not be a brainer, especially, when one relies on collective knowledge and experience found in online forums.

Free Federal Tax Filing

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2 Good Reasons to Trust Turbo Tax This year

It is estimated that 3 out of every 4 returns filed has a computing or typographical error that can end up costing you hundreds if not thousands of dollars down the road. Turbo Tax proofs all your tax information so you can make sure that everything you enter is accurate avoiding legal ramifications down the road and earning you the refund you deserve. As an added bonus, Turbo Tax regularly updates all the new tax laws that affect the tax credits you may be entitled to under the law.

The Easy Way to Keep up With Tax Credits!

This year alone, there were over 50 new tax credits place don the IRS books that taxpayers like you may be entitled to receive. Unless you plan on spending an immense amount of time studying tax laws there is no way you will be able to be sure you are getting all you deserve out of your refund. Don’t do it alone! Using Turbo Tax is more affordable than seeking a tax professional and is guaranteed to have all the information you really need to literally get the most out of your returns. You might very well qualify for new tax credits that you are unaware of and through a comprehensive software program; Turbo Tax puts the knowledge of a tax professional on your computer screen! You can feel safe and secure knowing that you have the latest information and that you will get everything you are entitled to by the letter of the new and old tax laws.