Washington (August 2, 2002) -- As many as 78 million Americans will be able to file their taxes online at no cost next year thanks to a proposed new agreement announced by the Department of the Treasury and Office of Management and Budget.

According to the proposed agreement, a consortium of private sector companies will work together to offer free online tax filing services, an option that could benefit some 60 percent of taxpayers. Taxpayers will find links to the online tax filing services through a single, centrally-located Web portal at www.irs.gov and available through www.firstgov.gov .

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