Many companies periodically offer tax preparation coupons, including Jackson Hewitt, Liberty Tax Service and R&G Brenner, according to their websites. Also, several companies offer free tax software for people under certain income thresholds, according to the Internal Revenue Service. The thresholds vary from company to company.Continue Reading
The IRS maintains a program called Free File, which allows many reputable tax preparation companies to offer free tax preparation software to people who meet certain eligibility criteria. Free File is only available through the IRS website. For example, as of 2015, Jackson Hewitt offers Free File software to individuals whose adjusted gross income is $60,000 or less, live in the United States or are U.S. citizens or residents with foreign addresses, and either 49 or younger or eligible for the earned income tax credit, explains the IRS.
For those who do not meet the criteria, some companies offer free tax preparation software or discounts on tax preparation services without such conditions, reports Elyssa Kirkham for the Huffington Post. As of 2015, TaxSlayer and TaxACT both offer free federal tax preparation software, and customers of USAA, Fidelity and Capital One are eligible for a discount on software from TurboTax. Active duty military personnel are able to file free with TaxSlayer and TurboTax.Learn more about Taxes