Taxpayers may also consider preparing their own tax returns using the free tax preparation services offered by the IRS at www.irs.gov/freefile. This website offers access to several tax preparation and filing software companies who provide their brand-name products for free if the taxpayer qualifies.
This website is currently closed, but you can review the qualifications and instructions. According to the IRS, “Check back January 2022 to prepare and file your Federal taxes for free.” In the meantime, you can assemble what you need to get started. See the list on the website.