FreeTaxUSA can now support the 42 US states where a state tax return is required. Additionally it can also support the District of Columbia, Vermont, and Montana. Taxpayers residing in states that do not require state returns still have the option of filing a 100% free federal return on the FreeTaxUSA website. Each year, there are been new states added, with this being the first tax season in which all 42 of the states are available. This means that more taxpayers can file their state taxes electronic than in the past with this great online tax product.
There has been no change to fees for preparation of state taxes on FreeTaxUSA. They remain one of the most economical in tax filing industry. Services included with a state return are preparation of forms and e-filing directly to the department of revenue for that state. Unlike many other companies, FreeTaxUSA clearly posts preparation fees on their homepage. They also have no hidden fees, or upgrades that are mandatory. The price listed on the homepage, is the same price the customer will pay.
In order to save time, the necessary information is imported from the customer’s federal income tax return to their state one. This enables much of the state forms to be filled in automatically. This reduces the amount of possible errors as compared to a return that has been handwritten. Once the state portion is completed, all applicable forms preparation will be complete and the return will be ready to be e-filed. Customer are offered free support in case there are questions or problems.