The Internal Revenue Service announced that through March 13, more than 2.6 million taxpayers have electronically filed their returns using the agency’s Free File program. TThough that’s about 4 percent drop from the number of returns filed during the same time last year.

Accessed through, Free File is available to 70 percent of U.S. taxpayers -- those with an adjusted gross income of $52,000 or less. The program is a partnership between the IRS and the Free File Alliance, a group of 20 private companies that provide their tax prep software free-of-charge if accessed through the IRS Web site.

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