Turbo Tax offers free filing for active military, low income taxpayers

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If you're in the military or a low-income taxpayer, you can file for free by using Turbo Tax. According to Intuit, the software company that created Turbo Tax, they have offered free file in partnership with the IRS for the past decade. This year, over 95 million taxpayers in the United States are eligible for free online tax preparation and e-filing. Still, many do not know this is available to them at no cost.

In addition to offering free filing to those eligible, Turbo Tax will also take part in many community-based events across the country to help those who need assistance. Some of these communities include: Harlem, N.Y., Tucson, Arizona, Louisville, Kentucky, Atlanta, Georgia, as well as Fresno and Los Angeles, California.

Who is eligible for free filing using Turbo Tax for the tax year 2009?

•All taxpayers eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit.
•Active duty military with an adjusted gross income of $57,000 or less.
•All other taxpayers with an adjusted gross income of $31,000 or less.

Turbo Tax also offers a free file program in select states.

According to Intuit, twenty states have created Free File Programs based upon the federal Free File Alliance model. The following states qualify for the free file program:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, and West Virginia.

To file online using Turbo Tax Free File, you can go directly to the Turbo Tax free file site turbotax.intuit.com/taxfreedom or www.irs.gov.

Written by Cheryl Phillips
Source: Intuit, Turbo Tax, IRS.gov

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