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Is it possible to file a tax return online?So this is my first job and I just got my...

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Posted January 30, 2013 at 4:38 PM via web

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Is it possible to file a tax return online?

So this is my first job and I just got my W-2 form and I'm not sure how to do my taxes.. People say you can do it online? what site? I tried irs.gov but I didn't understand what to click on or anything.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted January 30, 2013 at 4:52 PM (Answer #2)

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There are many ways to file your tax return online.  There are many companies that have software that will walk you through the process of filling out your tax forms and filing your return.  For most of these companies, there is a free version of their software that is fully functional for filing your taxes in a given year.  Then there is typically an edition that you have to pay for that gives you more advice and will do things like remembering your information from year to year so you do not have to fill everything out again and so you can compare your current return to past years’ returns and look for things that you might be missing.  Since your taxes will presumably be relatively simple, it is likely that the free versions will work for you.

The best way to start to access free filing software is to follow this link.  It takes you to an IRS page that has clear instructions for how to proceed.

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