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Are there "fillable" PDF versions of the 1040 form? I could find only the conventional PDF form at the IRS web site which you have to print and fill out by hand or type. California has fillable PDF forms for many popular tax forms. You can complete the form online using Acrobat reader and print it (though unfortunately you can't save it).

I know I could use a free software like TaxAct and print my return. But I am really pissed off at the intense lobbying by the tax prep/ tax software industry to bar IRS and State tax agencies from offering direct free efiling to taxpayers so that they can continue to gouge taxpayers for filing fees and RALs and other rubbish services, and I am looking for ways to avoid using their products entirely.

Thanks for any suggestions.
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