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​​​​​​​​Tax Year 2023 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 2023 federal and Kentucky returns is January 23, 2024​​​. ​ 


  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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Free federal and Kentucky filing if:

  • Federal Adjusted Gross Income between $17,000 and $79,000 and
  • Any age or
  • Active Military with Adjusted Gross Income of $79,000 or less.

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​Free federal and KY tax preparation & e-filing if:

  • Kentucky resident​
  • Federal Adjusted Gross Income is $32,000 or less
  • Limit of (3) free tax returns per computer

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​Free federal and Kentucky filing if:

  • ​Federal Adjusted Gross Income is less than $45,000, or
  • Active duty military with a Federal Adjusted Gross Income of $79,000 or less

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​Free federal and Kentucky filing if:

  • Federal Adjusted Gross Income of $45,000 or less, or
  • Served active duty military with a Federal Adjusted Gross Income of $79,000 or less​

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