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Assistance with your return You may be one of millions of taxpayers who will be able to prepare and file their 2002 federal tax returns electronically this year — for free. The IRS and the Free File Alliance, LLC, a private-sector consortium of tax software companies, have formed a partnership to help taxpayers electronically prepare and file their federal tax returns for free. Go to the IRS Internet Web site, IRS,gov, to link to the Free File home page.

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