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IRS launches Free File Guided Tax Software ahead of 2024 tax season

Taxpayers gain early access to free software and valuable credits through IRS free file

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) gears up for the 2024 tax season by announcing the early availability of IRS Free File Guided Tax Software. In its 22nd filing season, the service allows taxpayers to access free software products and claim valuable tax benefits. More details about the software, its function, and how it benefits taxpayers in this news below.

Early start to IRS Free File & access to valuable credits

IRS Free File, a public-private partnership with Free File Inc., is live more than two weeks before the official start of the 2024 filing season on Jan. 29. Taxpayers nationwide can utilize free software products from trusted partners, available at, ensuring a seamless and cost-effective filing experience.

IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel highlights the partnership's significance, emphasizing the array of choices available to taxpayers. With an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $79,000 or less in 2023, eligible taxpayers can access online guided tax software products provided by eight private-sector partners. These products cover an extensive range, including Spanish language options, ensuring inclusivity.

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Claiming tax credits made easy

IRS Free File not only offers a cost-effective filing option but also serves as a gateway to claiming valuable tax credits. Taxpayers with an AGI under $63,398 can maximize benefits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit. The EITC Assistant, available in multiple languages, helps determine eligibility for these refundable credits.

If you're looking for the appropriate IRS Free File product, you can follow these steps:

  • Head to
  • Click on the button 'Explore Free Guided Tax Software'. You can use the Find Your Trusted Partner tool to find the right product or browse all trusted partners to review each offer.
  • Once you've found the product you're looking for, select it and follow the links to the partner's website to start your tax return.

IRS Free File products are easily accessible on tablets and mobile phones. For a hassle-free tax filing experience and to explore valuable tax credits, visit IRS Free File. Save money and file taxes conveniently!

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