Free File

General Information

Welcome to Free File. You may qualify to prepare and file your federal and Rhode Island resident personal income tax returns online at no charge.

The free service is made possible from Free File, which is a partnership between the Internal Revenue Service, the Rhode Island Division of Taxation, a number of other states, and the Free File Alliance.

The Free File Alliance is a group of industry-leading private-sector tax preparation companies that have agreed to provide free commercial online tax preparation and electronic filing.

Please read the information on their websites carefully before you begin the filing process. You may be charged a fee for filing your taxes electronically if you do not meet the qualifications for Free File.

Be aware of two points in going to these sites:

  1. You must file both your federal and state return for the system to work. If you have already filed your federal return using another electronic filing service, you will not be able to file your state return electronically.
  2. There may be a charge to file your taxes electronically if you do not meet the qualifications

The offers below are listed in alphabetical order, by company. To take advantage, read the descriptions, choose one of the offers, and click on the link. When you click, you will leave the Division of Taxation's website.

With 1040NOW, you can prepare and file your federal and Rhode Island personal income tax returns online at no charge if:

  • You live in Rhode Island and your federal adjusted gross income for 2021 was $32,000 or less.

(This offer is limited to three free tax returns per computer.)

Access 1040NOW's dedicated Free File website by clicking on 1040Now's Free File logo below.  Otherwise, fees or charges may apply.

1040Now Free File dedicated link
1040Now Free File dedicated link

With FreeTaxUSA, you can prepare and file your federal and Rhode Island personal income tax returns online at no charge if:

  • Your federal adjusted gross income for 2021 was $41,000 or less; or
  • You are active duty military with federal adjusted gross income for 2021 of $73,000 or less.

Access FreeTaxUSA's dedicated Free File website by clicking on the logo below.  Otherwise, fees or charges may apply.

FreeTaxUSA
FreeTaxUSA's logo

With Online Taxes at OLT.com, you can prepare and file your federal and Rhode Island personal income tax returns online at no charge if you meet any of the following requirements:

  • Your federal adjusted gross income for 2021 was between $16,000 and $73,000; or
  • You are active duty military with federal adjusted gross income of $73,000 or less.

Access OLT's dedicated Free File website by clicking on OLT's Free File logo below.  Otherwise, fees or charges may apply.

OLT's Free File dedicate link
OLT's Free File dedicated link

With IRS Free File Program Delivered by TaxAct, you can prepare and file your federal and Rhode Island personal income tax returns online at no charge if you meet any of the following requirements:

  • Your federal adjusted gross income for 2021 was $65,000 or less AND you are age 56 or younger; or
  • You are active duty military with federal adjusted gross income for 2021 of $73,000 or less.

Access TaxAct's dedicated Free File website by clicking on TaxAct's Free File logo below.  Otherwise, fees or charges may apply.

TaxAct's Free File dedicated link
TaxAxt's Free File dedicated link

With TaxSlayer, you can prepare and file your federal and Rhode Island personal income tax returns online at no charge if:

  • Your federal adjusted gross income for 2021 was $39,000 or less; or
  • You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit; or
  • You are active duty military with federal adjusted gross income for 2021 of $73,000 or less.

Access TaxSlayer's dedicated Free File website by clicking on TaxSlayer's logo below.  Otherwise, fees or charges may apply.

TaxSlayer Free File Program
TaxSlayer Free File Program

All offers listed above are part of the Free File Alliance. To take advantage of one of the above-listed offers, click on the link embedded in the description. Otherwise, fees and charges may apply.