I am looking at the two online options the IRS offers:
In one location, the IRS site states:
Income below $66,000: Free File Software
Income above $66,000: Free File Fillable Forms
But on another page, they say:
Use IRS Free File if your adjusted gross income is $64,000 or less.
If you are comfortable doing your own taxes, try Free File Fillable Forms.
Do I correctly assume that:
- If your income is above $66,000, you may use ONLY the Free Fillable Forms option, but are not eligible for the Free File option
- If your income is below $66,000, you may use either option?
I don't see this specifically clarified anywhere.
I would be eligible to use the Free File software options, however, I find it very annoying to pick a provider since they all have different options (some can use only 1040EZ, some other versions of 1040, some exclude specific forms, etc). I am comfortable preparing my own return, so I am now to the point where I would prefer using the electronically submitted fillable forms, versus mailing in a printed return.