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After a previous thread mentioned free e-filing for AGI under $50K, I went to the IRS site to look at it. Followed the link, and found that TaxAct was one of many vendors offering this. Followed TaxAct's link, and came to a page that said you could e-file federal for free if you had under $50K AGI, or for just $7.95 if you didn't qualify for free e-filing. Hmmm. If you want to do both state and federal, the charges match up to what I remembered from going directly to TaxAct.

So I just entered in the address bar. Sure enough, if you don't go through the IRS web site TaxAct offers free federal e-filing regardless of income level. You still pay extra for state returns and state e-filing.

I wonder how many people will pay TaxAct $7.95 because they go through the IRS site.

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