How Do I File My Taxes for Free in 2023?

woman filing taxes for free with TaxSlayer

The thought of filing taxes can be daunting. Traditionally, you’d have to pay an accountant to file for you, or do the math yourself and mail in your return. And after all that work, there’s no guarantee that you’ll receive your maximum refund.   

Now, jumping through hoops to get your taxes done is a thing of the past. Skip the hassle and simplify your filing process by filing online. TaxSlayer can help you file both state and federal taxes for free in the comfort of your own home. 

Who is eligible to file for free? 

If you have a simple tax situation (basic 1040) and meet the following requirements, then you qualify to file with Simply Free! 

  • Your taxable income is less than $100,000
  • You don’t claim dependents
  • Your types of income are wages, salaries, tips, and taxable interest of $1,500 or less, or unemployment compensation
  • You claim the standard deduction

Where can I file my taxes for free? 

If you qualify, you can file your federal return and one state return for free online using TaxSlayer Simply Free. It’s fast, easy, and you’ll be guided through every step of the preparation process. 

What is included for free? 

With TaxSlayer Simply Free, you can:

  • Prepare, print, and e-file a basic 1040 federal tax return 
  • Deduct student loan interest and claim education credits
  • Upload a prior year tax return from another tax service 

Plus, file confidently with your guaranteed maximum refund and 100% accuracy guaranteed.

Is TaxSlayer really free? 

Yes, TaxSlayer Simply Free is really free if your tax situation meets the requirements listed above. 

What if my tax situation doesn’t qualify for Simply Free? 

No worries – if your tax situation does not qualify for Simply Free, you can file with any of our other products. With TaxSlayer, you get all forms, credits, and deductions for less than the other guys. You can compare our products here.

A few tax situations that are not covered by Simply Free include: 

If at any point in the filing process your tax situation no longer qualifies for Simply Free, you will be notified and switched to Classic. You won’t lose any of your progress, and Classic covers all tax situations – no form or schedule restrictions. 

This article was last updated on 09/26/2022.