FreeTaxUSA® Security

The security and privacy of your information is our top priority. FreeTaxUSA takes every precaution to protect the information of our users. When customers submit sensitive information via the website, it is protected both online and offline.

Your Information Is Encrypted Using VeriSign

FreeTaxUSA uses an SSL certificate that meets the Extended Validation Standard to protect all sensitive information. Extended Validation SSL certificates give high-security web browsers information to clearly identify a website's organizational identity. Web browsers that were developed to recognize EV SSL certificates are considered high-security browsers. They are designed to trigger unique visual cues (green address bar) to indicate the presence of an EV SSL certificate. SSL technology is the most commonly used method on the internet to safely transmit data. Click the graphic at the right to verify the FreeTaxUSA EV SSL certificate. Incorporated in 1995, VeriSign is one of the most recognized certification authorities worldwide. VeriSign's comprehensive authentication procedures ensure your information is kept private while in transit between your web browser and our web servers.

Access to your personal information is protected by a password, of your choosing, in order to maintain security for your account. Only you, or someone with whom you share your password, can access your account to make changes to your return or account information. Along with using SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also protect user information off-line. The FreeTaxUSA servers are located in a secure data storage facility with strict security measures and procedures in place.

Third-Party Security Testing

As part of our continued emphasis on security, FreeTaxUSA undergoes third-party scanning and testing of our servers. Please click the Security Metrics logo to the right to learn more about how we keep your information secure.
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The TRUSTe program covers only information that is collected through this website, and does not cover information that may be collected through software downloaded from the site. This privacy statement covers the www.FreeTaxUSA.com website. Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to our users' privacy, we have agreed to disclose the information practices of FreeTaxUSA and have our privacy practices reviewed for compliance by TRUSTe.
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The BBB Code of Business Practices represents sound advertising, selling and customer service practices that enhance customer trust and confidence in business. The Code is built on the BBB Standards for Trust, eight principles that summarize important elements of creating and maintaining trust in business. This Code also represents standards for business accreditation by BBB. Businesses based in the United States and Canada that meet these standards and complete application procedures will be accredited by BBB.
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IRS Authorized

The Internal Revenue Service has entered into partnership agreements to foster safe electronic filing. The IRS is committed to enabling all taxpayers to comply with their tax filing obligations. Whether you choose to file a tax return electronically or on paper, you should rest assured that the IRS is fully committed to protecting your information on our tax processing systems and by working with our industry partners.
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