Compare Tax Preparation Software

FreeTaxUSA provides valuable tax preparation at a fraction of the cost of other online services. When compared with other websites the difference is clear. Many of the features we offer at no cost require an upgrade with other services. File your federal tax return free. E-file, customer support, and IRS form preparation are all included. Read Customer Testimonials, see Supported Forms, or read more on our services & pricing.

Tax Software Service Comparison

  FreeTaxUSA Other Major Online Tax Services
Federal Tax Return Free $10 to $110 for Basic and Premium Services (see Free Offers below)
E-file Free Included
Printing Free Included
Online Backup Free Included
Data Roll-Over Free Returning customers are required to upgrade (up to $30 for a basic return)
Extension Filing Free Can cost up to $20 to file an extension.
Deduction Help Free Requires upgrade to more expensive version of software ($30 or more).
Home Owner Return Free Requires upgrade to more expensive version of software ($30 or more).
Investment Income Free Requires upgrade to more expensive version of software ($80 or more).
Rental Income Free Requires upgrade to more expensive version of software ($80 or more).
Self Employed Taxes Free Requires upgrade to more expensive version of software ($100 or more).
Customer Support Free Included but may require an upgrade or an additional usage fee
State Tax Return $12.95 between $18 and $50
E-file Included Included in price
Printing Included Included in price
Online Backup Included Included in price

Compare Free Tax Preparation Offers

  FreeTaxUSA Company A Company B Company C
Free Offer Restrictions Free For Everyone!
No Restrictions
Restricted to low income returns Restricted to simple returns No Restrictions
Type of Return Supported Free Simple & Complex Simple Only Simple Only Simple & Complex
E-file, Printing, Online Backup Free Included Included Included
Prior Year Account Information Import Free Requires Upgrade Requires Upgrade Requires Upgrade
Federal Extension Filing Free Included, mailed only $19.95 Included
Home Owner Return, Investment Income, Rental Income, Self-Employed Taxes Free Requires Upgrade Requires Upgrade Included
Federal Tax Return Free Included Included Included
State Tax Return $12.95 $27.95 $27.95 $14.95

Company profiles reflect offers of major tax sites online. Research conducted in 2010.

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