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Tax Year 2015 Free File Offers

Last year approximately 85% of Kentucky resident taxpayers filed their individual income tax returns electronically. You may qualify to file your federal and Kentucky individual income tax returns for free.  Please review each offer carefully to make sure you qualify as each company determines their offer.

1. Review the offers from the vendors listed below. To ensure you can file both your federal and state returns for free, please access these Free File products from either our website or the IRS website.

2. If you think you qualify for one or more of them based on your 2015 income, select a vendor of your choice by clicking the logo.

3.  Once you select your vendor, you will be redirected to their website to begin your return.

The start date for electronic filing of your 2015 federal and Kentucky returns begins January 19, 2015.  

The software companies are listed in no certain order. We do not endorse any specific tax filing product. The department has reviewed neither the accuracy of the software program's instructions nor the programs calculations and is not liable for and does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of any information relative to these electronic filing products or programs.  We have verified that all software packages will produce a return which contains the required data fields. The Kentucky Department of Revenue does not offer technical assistance for these software products.

The Department of Revenue is an IRS e-File participant logo and link participant.

Online Taxes

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Free federal and Kentucky filing if:

•  Federal Adjusted gross income is between $13,000 and $62,000

Note: OLT Free File website must be accessed through the link above. Any other link used to access the OLT website may result in fees or charges.

Intuit

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Free filing of federal and Kentucky tax returns and extensions if one of the following apply:

• Federal Adjusted gross income is $31,000 or less, or
• Active duty military (including Reservist and National Guard) with a Federal Adjusted gross income is $62,000 or less, or
• Eligible for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) regardless of the income level

H&R Block

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Free federal and Kentucky filing if:

• Federal Adjusted gross income is $62,000 or less, and
• Maximum Age is 50; Minimum Age is 17

TaxAct

 

 

Free federal and Kentucky filing if:

  • Federal adjusted gross income is $50,000 or less, and the taxpayer's age is 56 or younger on December 31, 2015,

or

  • Eligible for EITC

or 

  • AGI is$62,000 or less and active military

 

1040NOW

Free federal and Kentucky filing if:

• Federal Adjusted gross income is $32,000 or less, and
• You are a Kentucky resident

Note: This offer is limited to three (3) free tax returns per computer.

 

 

 

 

IRS Free File
 

Link to IRS Free File webpage:

http://www.irs.gov/uac/Free-File:-Do-Your-Federal-Taxes-for-Free

Link to IRS e-File webpage:

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2-D Barcode Forms
 

If you cannot file electronically, choose software that prints a 2-D barcode at the top of the paper return.  The barcode contains all the information from the return and can be scanned directly into the Department of Revenue systems without the need for data entry – reducing the chance of error or delay.

Approved 2D Barcode Software List  

 

Last Updated 1/7/2016
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