Free IRS Tax Help Begins Friday

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If you like to get an early start on tax season, the IRS stands ready to help starting Friday.

The IRS Free File program is now available to taxpayers who qualify for no-cost help in preparing and filing their tax returns. To qualify for Free File software — including some free state return help — you need to have an annual income below $64,000.

If your income is above $64,000, fear not: You still qualify for free fillable forms. But you will have to wait a little while, as these will not be available until Jan. 23. These forms help you do the math, but you must know how to do your own taxes. In addition, state tax forms are not available.

For more information, check out the IRS website.

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