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You might be reading this thinking to yourself, FML when are taxes due in 2022? Well, don’t you worry my slacker friend, because we have got your back!

Tax filing season officially begins on January 24th, 2022. Taxes are due on April 18th, 2022, and here is how North Carolina residents can file for free in 2022. A new law allows millions of Americans, including many North Carolinians, to qualify for free tax filing this year. It’s all part of the Internal Revenue Service’s Free File program. Check out how it works below.

  • Check from IRS Free File Who Can?

    According to the IRS website, guided free tax preparation is available for all those who have an adjusted gross income (or AGI) of $73,000 or less. Additionally, you will have to:

    • Answer a few simple questions.
    • Guided preparation does all the math.
    • Tax filing is done on an IRS partner site.
    • Some state tax preparation and filing are free.
  • How To Use IRS Free File

    The IRS Free File Program is a public-private partnership between the IRS and many tax preparation and filing software industry leaders who provide their brand-name products for free.

    • All you need to do is head to IRS.gov/freefile.
    • Next, use the “Choose an IRS Free File Offer” tool to snag the right product, or look over each offer by a provider using the “Browse All” tool.
    • After that, select a product.
    • Follow links to the provider’s website. Start the tax return.
  • Participating Providers of Free North Carolina Tax Filing

    • FileYourTaxes.com
    • On-Line Taxes at OLT.com
    • TaxAct
    • FreeTaxReturn.com INC1040Now.NET
    • ezTaxReturn.com (available in Spanish)
    • FreeTaxUSA
    • TaxSlayer (coming soon in Spanish)
  • More Questions?

    If you have a question about the IRS Free File Program contact us at  freefile@irs.gov. This mailbox only handles suggestions, feedback, or concerns about the Free File program.

  • About the Program

    The IRS Free File program is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) between the IRS and the Free File Alliance, a coalition of leading tax preparation software companies. IRS Free File partners are online tax preparation companies that offer what is called the “IRS Free File” program, which provides free electronic tax preparation and filing of federal tax returns at no cost to qualifying taxpayers (some may also offer free state returns). The IRS Free File program PPP is not a traditional contractual arrangement; this partnership represents a balance of joint responsibility and collaboration that serves the interests of taxpayers and the Federal government. The online tax preparation software partners are part of the  Free File Alliance, which coordinates with the IRS to provide free electronic federal tax preparation and filing to you. This non-profit, public-private partnership is dedicated to helping millions of people prepare and file their federal taxes online for free.