IRS offers Free File for Military Personnel

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding active duty military personnel that IRS Free File offers them multiple options for free federal tax preparation.

Free File is for individuals or families whose adjusted gross income was $69,000 or less last year.

Free File is a private-public partnership between the IRS and the Free File Inc.

For active duty military and their spouses, Free File has a special offer.

Individuals and their families who meet the income limitation may choose from any of nine companies without regard to additional eligibility requirements.

The nine special offers are from 1040Now, Inc.,, Free tax, H&R Block, On-Line Taxes, Inc., Tax ACT, TaxHawk, Inc., TaxSlayer (English and Spanish) and TurboTax.

Active duty military stationed in combat zones also have more time to file their tax returns.

However, those with spouses and families may opt to file as soon as they are able to claim various tax benefits for which they may be eligible.

If only one spouse is present to file a joint return, they must have proper authorization to file a joint tax return on behalf of their spouse.

The IRS will begin processing tax returns on Jan. 27.

With Free File, you can use any digital device, personal computer, tablet or smart phone.

Free File products are mobile enabled so you can do your taxes on your smart phone or tablet and e-File with your hand-held device.

To learn more about free filing you can go online to