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Tax Year 2013 Free File Offers

Processing of federal and state individual income tax returns will not begin until January 31, 2014. 

Free File for tax year 2013 is available through October 15, 2014.

Last year over 80% of Kentucky resident taxpayers filed their individual income tax returns electronically. You may qualify to file your federal and Kentucky individual income tax returns for Free.  Please review each offer carefully to make sure you qualify.

1. Review the offers from the vendors listed below. To ensure you can file both your federal and state returns for free, please access these Free File products from either our website or the IRS website.

2. If you think you qualify for one or more of them based on your 2013 income, select a vendor of your choice by clicking the logo.

3.  Once you select your vendor, you will be redirected to their website to begin your return.

The Kentucky Department of Revenue has partnered with the tax software community to provide free electronic filing of your 2013 federal and Kentucky returns beginning January 31, 2014.

The software companies are listed in no certain order. We do not endorse any specific tax filing product. The department has reviewed neither the accuracy of the software program's instructions nor the programs calculations and is not liable for and does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of any information relative to these electronic filing products or programs.  We have verified that all software packages will produce a return which contains the required data fields. The Kentucky Department of Revenue does not offer technical assistance for these software products.

The Department of Revenue is an IRS e-File participant logo and link participant.

Online Taxes

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Free federal and Kentucky filing if:

•  Federal Adjusted gross income is between $13,000 and $58,000

Note: OLT Free File website must be accessed through the link above. Any other link used to access the OLT website may result in fees or charges.

1040NOW

 

Free federal and Kentucky filing if:

•  Federal Adjusted gross income is $32,000 or less, and 
•  You are a Kentucky resident

TaxSlayer

  

Free federal and one free state return filing if:

•  Federal Adjusted gross income is less than $30,000. 

Please note, the Kentucky return is free only when accompanying a qualified free Federal tax return.

 

TaxAct

 

 

 

Free federal and Kentucky filing if:

•  Federal Adjusted gross income is $52,000 or less, and 
•  the taxpayer's age is between 18 and 57 on December 31, 2013

H&R Block

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Free federal and Kentucky filing if:

•  Federal Adjusted gross income is $58,000 or less, and 
•  Age is 52 or younger

Intuit

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Free federal and Kentucky filing if one of the following apply:

•  Federal Adjusted gross income is $30,000 or less, or 
•  Federal Adjusted gross income is $58,000 or less, and were Active military or reservist; or 
•  Eligible for Earned Income Tax Credit regardless of the income level 

Advance Tax Return

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Free federal and Kentucky filing if:

•  Federal Adjusted gross income is $32,000 or less, and 
•  You are a Kentucky resident

 

IRS Free File
 

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2-D Barcode Forms
 

If you cannot file electronically, choose software that prints a 2-D barcode at the top of the paper return.  The barcode contains all the information from the return and can be scanned directly into the Department of Revenue systems without the need for data entry – reducing the chance of error or delay.

Approved 2D Barcode Software List  

 

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