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If your income situation is relatively straightforward -- say, no capital gains or stock sales -- and you don't exceed the income limit ($72,000 this year), you may be eligible to file online and for free. The IRS provides a list of free tax prep options and CNET has lots of information about . Read on for our roundup of deals and promotions to save money when you file your taxes in 2021.
Small business owners, freelancers, gig workers and the self-employed can file online through TurboTax for only $100 (save $20). Even better, active-duty service members and reservists can get their returns filed (both federal and state) completely free with TurboTax Online. Simply upload a military W-2 and verify your rank to qualify. This offer includes TurboTax Free Edition, Deluxe, Premier and Self-Employed filing products. (One caveat: This offer is not available to officers.)
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Free tax filing has always been an option if you don't mind doing the paperwork, but H&R Block is making it even easier with its W-2 import tool. Simply take a pic of your W-2 with your phone and you're ready to start. The company has also made switching preparers effortless by importing your info from other tax filers.
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