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Arkansas State University

Tax Guide: Free File

Information about federal and state taxes

File Your Taxes for Free!

Both Arkansas and the IRS have programs that allow individuals who meet certain requirements to file their taxes for free!  Follow the links below to find online providers that will figure and file your taxes for free (assuming you meet their qualifications).  Most companies will provide step-by-step instructions and easy to fill out forms.  If you choose to have your tax refund electronically deposited into you bank account, you may receive your refund in as little as 8 - 10 days.


You can begin by either clicking on the links below or click here to see a list of providers that will prepare and efile both your Arkansas and federal taxes for free.  You MUST either follow the links in this guide or on the official free file pages.  Going directly to the company website may not take you to their free services and you could be charged a fee.


Arkansas is member of the Free File Alliance, a group of software providers working with the State of Arkansas and the IRS to donate free tax preparation for taxpayers.  The software providers listed on the Arkansas Office of Income Tax Administration's homepage will file BOTH your state and federal taxes for free, assuming you meet their requirements.  Most people who make $60,000 or less will qualify.


Free File is the fast, easy and free way to prepare and e-file your federal taxes online.  Most people who make $72,000 or less a year qualify for Free File.

If you make over $72,000, you can still use the free forms to efile your taxes yourself.

Companies that will file your state and federal for free:

The following companies / website will figure and efile your Arkansas and federal taxes for free assuming you meet their qualifications.  The following links will take you directly to the file free pages.  Please note that if you go directly to the company site, you may not be able to find the free file section.  

Click on any of the following links for more information about the company, their services and their qualifications.  Some companies may limit which forms they will file (for the most part, all major forms should be covered). 


1040 Now

Eligibility requirements:

  • Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $32,000 or less


H&R Block Free File

Eligibility requirements:

  • Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $72,000 or less AND 52 years of age or younger



Eligibility requirements:

  • Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) between $16,000 and $72,000



Eligibility requirements:

  • Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $30,000 or less


Turbo Tax - Tax Freedom Edition

Eligibility requirements:

  • Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) was $39,000 or less; OR
  • You qualify for the Earned Income Credit; OR
  • You are Active Duty Military and earned less than $72,000 (must have military W-2)