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Tax Year 2019 Free File Offers

Last year more than 90% 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 depending on your income level.  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. DOR does not endorse any specific tax filing product. Each software company is responsible for the accuracy of the software program's instructions and the program calculations, not DOR.  However, 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's customer service department if you have issues using the software product you choose to use.

The official start date for electronic filing of tax year 2019 federal and Kentucky returns is January 21, 2020.  

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 participants listed to determine if you meet the 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's website to prepare and e-file your return.

Browse from the list of all the Free File Online offers to choose a company specific to your needs. You are responsible for determining your eligibility for one of the Free File Online offers.


Free File Alliance Participants

(Fees may apply if qualifications are not met.)


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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 $36,000 or less, or
  • Qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), or
  • Served on active duty in the military in 2019 with a federal adjusted gross income of $69,000 or less

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HR Block

Free federal and Kentucky filing if:

  • Federal Adjusted gross income is $69,000 or less, and
  • Eligible for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), or
  • Active duty military with federal adjusted gross income of $69,000 or less, or
  • Age 17-51 on December 31, 2019​


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Intuit TurboTax

Free federal, Kentucky, and extension filing if:

  • Federal Adjusted gross income is $36,000 or less, or
  • Active duty military which includes Reservists and National Guard, with a federal adjusted gross income of $69,000 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 $69,000, or
  • Active duty military with a federal adjusted gross income of $69,000 or less
  • Valid for all ages



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TaxAct

Free federal and Kentucky filing if:

  • Federal adjusted gross income is $59,000 or less, and
  • Age 56 or younger on December 31, 2019, or
  • Eligible for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), or
  • Active duty military in 2019 with a federal adjusted gross income of $69,000 or less


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TaxSlayer

Free federal and Kentucky filing if:

  • Federal adjusted gross income is $69,000 or less, and
  • Age 51 or younger on December 31, 2019



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Other Vendors

These vendors are not participants of the Free File Alliance.

CreditKarma

Free federal and Kentucky filing if:

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

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