FreeTaxUSA® Refund Maximizer

  • Did you get the biggest refund you could get on the tax returns you've already filed? Set up a free account on FreeTaxUSA, enter your tax return information, and see if your refund is bigger using our software.

    If it is, you can prepare an amended return using our software and file for an additional tax refund with the IRS.

    We'll ask you a series of questions that can help you find ways to increase your refund. Then we'll give you a recommendation on whether or not you should try amending your return to get a bigger refund.

  • Yes
    No
    Did you file your return with a filing status of Single?
  • Yes
    No
    Did you have a child who has a job and filed his or her own tax return?
  • Yes
    No
    Did you provide more than half the financial support for a relative such as a niece, nephew, parent, adult child, brother, aunt, or grandchild?
  • Yes
    No
    Did you provide more than half the financial support for an unrelated person such as a girlfriend, boyfriend, or an unrelated child?
  • Yes
    No
    Did you have a child being claimed as a dependent by an ex-spouse?
  • Yes
    No
    Did you pay for daycare for your child so that you (and your spouse if you're married) could work?
  • Yes
    No
    Did your child receive a W-2, SSA-1099, 1099-INT or any other Form 1099?
  • Yes
    No
    Did you own your home?
  • Yes
    No
    Did you or any of your dependents pay any college tuition or vocational school tuition?
  • Yes
    No
    Did you accidently include nontaxable income on your tax return such as gifts, life insurance proceeds, certain inheritances, child support payments, or most scholarships and Pell grants?
  • Yes
    No
    Did you own a business or receive Form 1099-MISC?
  • Yes
    No
    Did you own an RV or boat?
  • Yes
    No
    Did you receive a Form 1099-C or Form 1099-A for canceled debt?
  • Yes
    No
    Were you a member of the National Guard or a reserve member?
  • Yes
    No
    Did you itemize your deductions?
  • Yes
    No
    Did you report any gambling income on your tax return?
  • Yes
    No
    Did you report your previous year state tax refund as income on Line 10 of your Form 1040?
  • Yes
    No
    Did you need to move because of your job?
  • Based on your answers, we don't have any recommendations for increasing your refund. You can still create a free account on FreeTaxUSA and enter your information to see if your refund increases.

    Start my 2014 tax return
    Start my 2013 tax return
    Start my 2012 tax return
    Start my 2011 tax return

Trusted Company

14 Million Returns Filed

As an authorized IRS e-file provider, FreeTaxUSA® has e-filed over 14 million returns!

Best Value

File your federal taxes for FREE.
Add a state return for only $12.95.
Get the best value online!

Fast Refund

Get the fastest refund possible!

FreeTaxUSA provides the fastest way to get your refund when you use IRS e-file and direct deposit.

100% Accuracy

Our site checks for errors or problems before you send your tax return to the IRS. We guarantee the calculations in our software will be 100% accurate.

© 2002-2015 FreeTaxUSA, a TaxHawk, Inc. owned and operated website - Terms of Use