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eFile Information: NCfreefile and eFile for a fee

The following lists of eFile provider websites have been approved for the preparation and online electronic filing of state and federal individual income tax returns. The product names and details* below are given by eFile providers and are subject to change. These lists are updated as new information or additional approved eFile products become available.

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eFile for Free – eligibility requirements and approved products

Click a product link below to access an online eFile for Free* product – using any other link may result in fees being assessed – then follow product directions.

  • Be sure the product that you select supports the forms you want to file
  • If the product that you select does not offer payment options or you prefer to pay by Visa or MasterCard, you can use our website to pay your tax online

The following Free File products are affiliated with Free File Alliance vendors.

  • Free File Alliance vendors partner with the IRS and state revenue agencies to offer free electronic tax services to qualifying taxpayers.
Product Name Eligibilty Requirements (Tax Year 2017)

FreeTaxUSA

  • Adjusted Gross Income: $51,000 or less ($66,000 or less for active duty member)
  • Age restriction: 17 to 61 as of 12/31/17
  • Residency status: no restriction
  • Payment option: Yes

H&R Block

  • Adjusted Gross Income: $66,000 or less
  • Age restriction:  17 to 50 as of 12/31/17 or qualify for Earned Income Credit (EIC)
  • Residency status: no restriction
  • Payment option: Yes

Intuit TurboTax

  • Adjusted Gross Income: $33,000 or less ($66,000 or less for active duty member)
  • Residency status: no restriction
  • Payment option: Yes

OnLine Taxes

  • Adjusted Gross Income: $14,000 - $66,000 ($66,000 or less for active duty member)
  • Residency status: no restriction
  • Payment option: Yes

1040.com

  • Adjusted Gross Income: $60,000 or less ($66,000 or less for active duty member)
  • Age restriction: under the age of 52 as of 12/31/17 or qualify for Earned Income Credit (EIC)
  • Residency status: no restriction
  • Payment option: Yes

1040NOW

  • Adusted Gross Income: $32,000 or less
  • Residency status: NC resident
  • Payment option: Yes

TaxAct

  • Adjusted Gross Income: $53,000 or less ($66,000 or less for active duty member)
  • Age restriction: 56 or younger or qualify for Earned Income Credit (EIC)
  • Residency status: no restriction
  • Payment option: Yes

The following vendor provides free filing options and is not affiliated with the Free File Alliance 

Product Name Eligibilty Requirements (Tax Year 2017)

The Benefit Bank

  • Adjusted Gross Income: $95,000 or less for joint return, otherwise $65,000 or less
  • Residency status: no restriction
  • Payment option: Yes

eFile for a Fee – other available eFile options

If you don't qualify for free electronic filing, click a product link below to access an online eFile for a Fee* product – then follow product directions.

  • Be sure the product that you select supports the forms you want to file
  • If the product that you select does not offer payment options, you can use our website to pay your taxes online

To find out if you qualify to use free software, review the eFile for Free options listed above.

Product Name Eligibility Requirements (Tax Year 2017)

eSmart Tax

  • Cost: State & Federal $29.99 & up
  • Payment option: Yes

ezTaxReturn

  • Cost: State & Federal $29.95 & up
  • Payment option: Yes

FreeTaxUSA

  • Cost: State & Federal $12.95 & up
  • Payment option: Yes

OnLine Taxes

  • Cost: State & Federal $9.95 - $15.90
  • Payment option: Yes

TaxHawk

  • Cost: State & Federal $12.95 & up
  • Payment option: Yes

1040NOW

  • Cost: State & Federal $32.90 & up
  • Payment option: Yes

TaxSlayer

  • Cost: State & Federal $0-$39 & up
  • Payment option: Yes

 

* Important

  • By clicking a product link, above, you will leave the NCDOR website and be directed to a privately owned website operated by a 3rd party eFile provider.
  • All eFile software providers must test and be granted approval for eFile each tax season.
  • NCDOR is not affiliated with any particular eFile provider, does not endorse any particular products, and is not responsible for any eFile software/products or errors from computations done via an eFile provider's software.
  • If you need assistance with a software product, contact customer support for that product. NCDOR does not provide technical software support.
  • When using an eFile for Free product, you may be presented with an opportunity to browse fee-based products and services such as individual retirement accounts (IRAs), mutual funds, and other investment related products offered by that software provider. The decision to buy fee-based services is entirely up to you - you do not need to buy anything as a condition for using an eFile for Free product.
  • Adjusted gross income (AGI) is listed on Line 6 of your state tax return (and Line 37 of your federal tax return if you are using Form 1040, Line 21 if you are using Form 1040A, or Line 4 if you are using Form 1040EZ).

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