IRS Aid for Do-It-Yourself Tax Preparers

Did you make $58,000 or less last year? Do you want the thrill of doing your own taxes? In addition, do you want to file electronically and have your refund deposited directly into your checking account? Then the Internal Revenue Service has a deal for you!

File For Free Tax Software

The IRS has entered into an agreement with 14 commercial software companies, including well-known companies such as TurboTax, H&R Block, Tax Slayer and TaxACT, to help taxpayers making $58,000 per year or less prepare their own taxes and file them for free. IRS data shows that 70% of United States Taxpayers qualify to use this free, do-it-yourself service.

How Does the Free Tax Software Work?

The process is fairly simple. Go to and you’ll find a link that looks like this:

IRS Free File Button

Once you click the button, you will be brought to a screen that lists the 14 participating software products. You can click on your favorite software provider, such as TurboTax, or you can press the “Help Me Find Free File Software” link and by answering the questions the IRS will help you chose a provider.

Here is a video the IRS prepared to help you:

From There, You Are On Your Own

From there, you are on your own. After all, that is what do-it-yourself means. You’ll enter all your tax information in the appropriate places. You’ll enter your banking information. You’ll then submit your tax return and you’ll be done.

Don’t Forget Your State Tax Returns

As you are obviously well aware, the IRS only covers Federal Tax Returns. Once you submit your tax return using the IRS’s Free File system, you’ll still have to deal with your state return. The 14 participating vendors are well aware of this and each will offer you some type of deal to prepare and file your State Tax Return.

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American Bar Association’s List of Top Law Novels

Here is the list of the American Bar Association’s list of the top law novels of all time. Do you agree?

1 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (1960)

2 Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (1866)

3 Bleak House by Charles Dickens (1852)

4 The Trial by Franz Kafka (1925)

5 Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (1862)

6 Billy Budd by Herman Melville (1924)

7 Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow (1987)

8 The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn (1850)

9 The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe (1987)

10 An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser (1925)

11 The Paper Chase by John Jay Osborn Jr. (1971)

12 Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street by Herman Melville (1853)

13 Native Son by Richard Write (1940)

14 The Stranger by Albert Camus (1942)

15 A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (1859)

16 A Time to Kill by John Grisham (1989)

17 The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk (1951)

18 Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (1937)

19 QB VII by Leon Uris (1970)

20 The Firm by John Grisham (1991)

21 The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (1844)

22 The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (1985)

23 Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver (1958)

24 The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand (1943)

25 (tie) The Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark (1940)

25 (tie) Old Filth by Jane Gardam (2004)