The Internal Revenue Service has launched its “Free File” service for the 2016 tax season.
Christopher Miller, the IRS spokesman for Nebraska, says there are a few changes to the program this year.
“The income level for using the free tax software has increased to $62,000 this year,” Miller says. “That’s a $2,000 increase over last tax season so more families can use the program.”
Also new this year, several software providers are offering the easy importation of Form W-2 information, which can help reduce errors.
“So now, your W-2 info can be immediately downloaded into your tax software, making the whole process easier and more attractive,” he says.
In addition to being more accurate, Miller says filing taxes electronically increases the speed at which refunds are processed, if you’re due money back.
“Most of us can now go to the IRS website and file our taxes for free using brand-name tax software,” Miller says.
Free File is available at IRS.gov/FreeFile.