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Tax Year 2017 Free File Offers

Last year over 87% of Kentucky resident taxpayers e-filed their individual income tax returns. Many were able to file for free using one of the Free File Offers.  You may qualify to file your federal and Kentucky individual income tax returns for free. In some offers you may be required to file your state return at the same time you are filing your federal return.

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.  You should contact the tax software vendor's customer service department if you have issues using the selected software product.

The official start date for electronic filing of tax year 2017 federal and Kentucky returns begins January 29, 2018.  Many of the software vendors will allow the completion of the return before the official start date and will submit the return on the official start date.

Instructions:

  1. Access to free file products must be from either this website or the IRS Free File website in order to file for free.   
  2. Review the offers from each of the tax software vendors listed below to determine if you meet the vendor's qualifications.
  3. Once you make your choice of tax software, select the Learn more link found in the specifications of the product.
  4. You will be redirected to the tax software vendor's website to prepare and e-file your return.


Free File Alliance Participants

(Fees may apply if qualifications are not met.)

1040.com

Free federal and Kentucky filing if:

  • Federal adjusted gross income (FAGI) is $60,000 or less, and
  • Age 52 or less on December 31, 2017, or
  • Eligible for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), or
  • Active duty military in 2017 with a FAGI of $66,000 or less


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1040 Now

Free federal and Kentucky filing if:

  • Federal Adjusted gross income is $32,000 or less
  • Kentucky resident
  • Limit of three (3) free tax returns per computer



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FreeTaxUSA

Free federal and Kentucky filing if:

  • Federal adjusted gross income is $51,000 or less, and
  • Between the ages of 17 and 61 on December 31, 2017, or
  • Active duty military in 2017 with a federal adjusted gross income of $66,000 or less


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HR Block

Free federal and Kentucky filing if:

  • Federal Adjusted gross income is $66,000 or less, and
  • Eligible for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), or
  • Active duty military in 2017, or
  • Age 17-50 on December 31, 2017​


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Intuit TurboTax

Free federal, Kentucky, and extension filing if:

  • Federal Adjusted gross income is $33,000 or less, or
  • Active duty military which includes Reservists and National Guard, with a federal adjusted gross income of $66,000 or less, or
  • Eligible for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)


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Online Taxes at OLT.com

​Free federal and Kentucky filing if:

  • ​Federal adjusted gross income is between $14,000 and $66,000, or
  • Active duty military with a federal adjusted gross income of $66,000 or less
  • Valid for all ages and all states


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TaxAct

Free federal and Kentucky filing if:

  • Federal adjusted gross income is $53,000 or less, and
  • Age 56 or younger on December 31, 2017, or
  • Eligible for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), or
  • Active duty military in 2017 with a federal adjusted gross income of $66,000 or less

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Other Vendors

CreditKarma

Free federal and Kentucky filing if:

  • Kentucky resident return
  • Federal Adjusted Gross Income – No limitation



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under the authority of the Finance and Administration Cabinet.