Internal Revenue Service pilots free direct tax filing program in 12 states

Tax and finance

Key Takeaways

On March 12, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) launched Direct File, a new pilot through which eligible taxpayers in 12 states can file their taxes for free using a simplified tool. 

  • About Direct File: this electronic program will allow certain eligible taxpayers to file their 2023 federal taxes in as little as 30 minutes using a computer or mobile device. 
  • Who is eligible? Taxpayers reporting income from a W-2, SSA-1099, 1099-G or 1099-INT of $1,500 or less. Taxpayers can check their eligibly here.
  • Pilot States: Currently, this tool is limited to taxpayers living in Ariz., Calif., Fla., Ma., Nev., N.H., N.Y., S.D., Tenn., Texas, Wash. and Wyo.

Spread the word: County leaders in the 12 pilot states can educate residents about the opportunity to claim their tax refunds through this simple, free tool with resources from the IRS and Code for America:

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