Online tax preparation site FreeTaxUSA said it now supports all 42 states with a state income tax.
The site, owned by TaxHawk Inc., has added Vermont, Montana and the District of Columbia, the company said Friday. Taxpayers in states that don’t require a state tax return can still file their federal returns free through the Web site, www.freetaxusa.com. New states have been added to the site each year, with this tax season being the first time all 42 states have been supported on the website.
The state service, for which the site does charge users, includes state form preparation and direct electronic filing to the state’s department of revenue. FreeTaxUSA posts the state preparation costs on its home page and said it does not charge extra fees or for mandatory upgrades in the software.
Information from the federal return is carried forward to the state tax return. Much of the state tax return is completed automatically, helping reduce errors traditionally found when preparing state returns by hand. All applicable state forms are prepared and are ready to e-file once the state portion of the software is completed. Customer support is free for all customers.
Returning users can access prior-year returns saved to their account. There is no fee to access, print, and save prior year tax returns on the Web site. Customers can access their tax return with any computer with an Internet connection as long as they have their username and password. In addition, a PDF of both federal and state tax forms can be saved to their hard drive for future reference.
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