Free Tax Preparation

Students looking for free tax preparation assistance should take note that the IRS, in cooperation with several private tax software companies, can help you out. The Free File program is a free federal tax preparation and electronic filing program for eligible taxpayers developed through a partnership between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Free File Alliance LLC, a group of private sector tax software companies. Free File allows taxpayers with an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $52,000 or less in 2006 to e-file their federal tax returns for free. Some of these programs also offer free or low cost State filing as well. To check out Free File go to: http://www.irs.gov/app/freeFile/jsp/index.jsp?ck
To use Free file you will need to choose the online software that fits your needs best. Here are some reviews of the Free file programs to help you choose:
About.com — http://taxtime.about.com/od/preparingfiling/tp/freefile.htm
CNET — http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-6536_7-6430905-1.html
MacWorld — http://www.macworld.com/news/2007/02/27/onlinetax/index.php
PCWorld — http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,129203/article.html
Good luck and happy filing!