They send a notification every year just to remind me, it time to file your next tax return. (in 7 reviews)
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I've used FreeTaxUSA for many years and never had a problem. I now work for one of the major tax prep companies filing other people's taxes for money, but I still used FreeTaxUSA to complete my personal tax return. It works great for the vast majority of people. But if you have a complex return or an unusual situation, you might want to hire a real person to file your taxes for you.
One year I worked a temporary job in the summer and the company erroneously withheld taxes for the wrong state. Using FreeTaxUSA I wasn't able to figure out how to file a nonresident return to West Virginia to get back the money erroneously paid to them. That was an unusual situation, and the software couldn't handle it. But other than that, it's always worked just fine. I don't mind paying $12.95 for the state return because it's still a lot cheaper than any of the commercial tax prep stores.
Been filing 11 years and never had a problem. Started using free tax usa in 2014, that's when it seems like I started having problems. 2014 got code 1121, 2015 code 570. I have filed the same for 8 years and always have gotten return within 10 days, but now since 2014 I have been getting codes and it's taking alot longer.
I've had no issues. Its been about 5 or 6 years now. I use to give a way money using Jackson Hewitt. It matters when you are a single mother now I get ALL my money back. Simole user friendly its thorough and my information is still in the system for a smoother transition the next year.
Last year I even won $300 in their giveaway contest. I love FreeTaxUSA and tell everyone I know about them. Easy to use, easy to access years later; never had any problem. I have no state tax, so yay for me, but I'm so glad I found this company through the IRS website. They don't hound me like TurboTax does with spam galore, and I find this site much easier to navigate as far as special circumstances. Thank you FreeTaxUSA!
I sold my business. How and where do I enter the sales amount as income?
These jokers charged me TWICE for the 12.95 and THEN a message popped up saying "The e-file system is unavailable!" There is no phone number for them so I had to call my bank to have them dispute BOTH charges.
The process is easy but a scammer can never be trusted. I'm not saying don't use them, but please check your bank account afterwards and if they charge you for something you didn't receive, dispute it!
I have used them all and this one not only is my favorite but the most intuitive software I have used. I switched a few years ago. It doesn't consist of endless pop up upgrade to $$$ every few min. It asks once if I want to upgrade to priority support. I didn't select it and continued on. It didn't keep popping up unlike the big filing companies always did. Also it doesn't cost more to fill out my Sch C or Rental income. Even with all my forms I still finish my return in under 30 min. The Customer Support people are helpful and I don't have to wait forever for an answer to my questions. I would suggest not racing through the screens as I did almost mess up once when filing because I was not reading the screen fully and missed selecting something. I would have had to amend my return had I submitted. Thankfully I caught my mistake before filing. So read each screen and you won't go wrong.
I have filed my taxes and my husband for years. Never a problem, but now the state is after me and my husband for 2012, 2013,2014. I enter what is on our W'2's and they calculate the rest including my state. Has anyone else had this problem? Were talking thousands of dollars.
I would give ZERO stars if it was an option. Filed a return in 2013, I now need access to the file but their system keeps kicking me out even though I have entered ALL the correct info. I have gone back and worth via e-mail and they STILL will not let me access MY information(I doubt their server was big enough, so they did a dump). They do not have a telephone number. This kind of activity doesn't seems legit and I am reporting them to the attorney general, BBB, and news outlets.,
I keep sending them emails and they can't telephone you. They are jerks. They don't help you when there is an error. They keep making more errors. I think this company is lame.
We have had filing refused. I don't know if it is id theft. I had put my name first instead of my husband, so I amended form now I cannot log in. It asks questions I don't think was part of my profile. I have tried login in with my ss and then my husbands. I can't get anywhere. I can't log into the site.
I can't log in using where I lived at 12 and my #'s nor can my husband. I need someone to change the where we lived at 12. I am sure I was asked other questions too.
It keeps sending a temporary password but it will not take any of the information like SS or security questions. I would like to simply know if it was filed refused or what and get a refund if not
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I completed my federal tax, but after I paid to have state taxes filed, an error pops up stating I can not efile...but it only happened after I paid. It seems that once they get your money, then you're off looking for stamps and envelope. It totally defeated the purpose. Forget calling, I couldn't even get through. Since they can't keep their end of the bargain, why don't they put your money back on your card, since you didn't get the service you were promised.
Well everything seemed to be going smoothly but have an issue with my return and need some help, I paid extra for priority support only to find out that means that your issue will be dealt with by email with in 24 hours. I can see now this was a big mistake to even consider doing a tax return with an online company that provides absolutely no quick answer to even the simplest question by phone support. I will never use them again.
Federal Taxes went fine. Wouldn't let me e-file State taxes until paying first (no prob there), After paying, it said there was an error on the W-2 (a box that should have a ZERO instead of being blank). Since I had already filed Federal, it wouldnt let me change that box! Said I would have to mail instead. Cust service refused to refund, saying I paid for the service they offered! So tell me all is good, pay them, then tell me there's a problem?!?! Scammed me outta 13 bucks. Went and e-filed on the state site for free..took 10 minutes. What a rip off...
Free Tax USA is great. I believe I've been using this for approx 10 years for myself as well as filing it for six other family members. I just helped my daughter with hers & I was so amazed that both State & Federal were accepted within 30 minutes. That was the 1st time ever that acceptance was received that quickly. Hers was not a simple situation, with many dependents as well deductions. Also within a week both State & Federal refunds were deposited. It is 14.95 or so for the state only. One still needs to learn about the process a bit & not just depend on the website to walk you through it. I have never used the deluxe edition which is only $5.95...that's a great price for those who don't have much experience with filing their own taxes.
It says "File Free Federal Income Tax!" and under it says "State Income Tax Only $12.95!". So I fully intend to file a free federal tax and no state tax. But, after you finish typing in all the info from the W-2 forms and give them all your information for federal tax, they start asking questions about your federal tax. Then you go to support and THEN they inform you that you MUST file a state tax to file your "free" federal tax. They make no mention of this before you start inputting the data. They figure that you will just fork over the $12.95 in order to avoid going to a REAL e-file site and entering it all over again. Well I will be entering all the info again on another site, I refuse to pay them as this is false advertising. I will be reporting this to the IRS and Better Business Bureau and I encourage others to do the same thing.
Turbo Tax 2014 is not what 2013 was. I have been reviewing complaints on the major services (?) prior to selecting this one (re: "turbo tax complaints" as search line). All of the problems of each are significant if you're the one in pain. Been there with turbo for 2012. Each company has huge numbers of returns processed with insignificant numbers of complaints online.
The type of complaints have taken me to select freetaxusa for 2014.
CT and Federal return e-filing can be confirmed and refund processing can be tracked online. You may not immediately see that success has been achieved as daily computer files need to be merged with the main files first. This prev took about two days.
CT maintains a wonderful telephone help service during the day in the boiler (type) room of their tax bldg. I do not believe there has ever been a wait time. US SERVICE PERSONNEL are encouraged to call so as to get all their credits.
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We have used freetaxusa.com for 8 years now. It conveniently remembers all of our information from year to year so everything is ready to go. This year, I actually used my cell phone to complete our taxes, and I was finished in less than 15 minutes! I can hardly believe that places like H & R block are still in business. I finished my taxes faster than the time it would take me to even drive to my nearest H&R. The IRS sent emails, from both federal and state, saying that my return was accepted within 4 hours of processing them. Each year, our refunds arrive within 7 days and I expect no less this year. I love this user friendly site... it makes filing taxes a piece of cake!!
They save your info from last year and let you use it this year without holding it hostage for money!!! I just filed my taxes for the second year in FreeTaxUsa. They saved all of my info from last year, pre-filled family info, employer info, mortgage bank info, etc. All I had to do is go in and make updates to income, mortgage interest, etc. Saved a ton of time in data entry.
They didn't just transfer my last year's info to show me how easy it would be to to have everything pre-filled, then hold the info hostage if I didn't agree to buy a higher priced product like some other tax preparation software companies. They just let me use my own information. Another thing they allowed me to do that SOME OTHER tax preparation software companies wont allow me to do is file a 1099-misc. for non-employee income for free instead of $50! I love this and have told everybody I know.
I also paid this company to file my state return instead of going straight to the state website like I normally did. It was a fair price, and I appreciate their business practices enough to pay them. Frankly, I wouldn't mind paying them a small fee for federal filing either.
I have used this site two or three times and plan to use it again. My only concern is, could I have gotten a bigger tax return? I will be shopping around to see if I find anything better. This is way better that TurboTax, them, I will never use again.
My boyfriend fell on hard times and did not file for four years. Free tax helped me to file them and get his irs dues paid plus 20000 back. We are still waiting to file the last two states. But will be doing that as soon as we file this years state
I have used this site for years now and never had a problem! I have received my taxes each year within 2 weeks. Last year, 2013 it took 6 days to receive my 6,125 return and only 2 weeks to get state! I would absolutely recommend this site!!!
I love this website. I started using it when I was 18 and had no idea how to do taxes. It really helps you step by step. I also like how it saves your information from last year so it really saves time. I've never had a problem and will definitely be using it again this tax season.
I have used them for the past 4 years. I used to be a dedicated h&r blocker, but they charged more for the same service. Mind you, i have not ever needed customer service for any of them, but i have NEVER had a problem filing or getting a very timely return.
My only complaint would be that sometimes when they tell you to fix a problem, you dont know exactly what needs to be fixed.
They import my information from year to year and for me, thats the best part! Easy!
I have been using freetaxUSa for last 3 years, never had any problem. They send a notification every year just to remind me, it time to file your next tax return. Love it! FreeTaxUSA is easy to use and works perfectly fine for me.
Free tax USA is well designed and easy to use. As other reviewers have observed, they mess up when it comes to filing the return. I had a substantial refund coming from the state of Illinois. Out of curiosity, I decided to look if the check from Illinois was deposited electronically in my bank. To my surprise, my return was never submitted. Milton Friedman was right when he said "there's no such thing as a free lunch."
I just moved to the USA and had never filed here (or anywhere by myself) before. I found this website and just started to fill out the form "for fun" to see how easy it was. Within two hours, I'd finished filing both my state and federal taxes and I received $3,500 return. I couldn't believe how easy and helpful it was. I didn't even plan on filing my taxes that day, but it was just so easy I couldn't stop.
They have provided wrong address for paper filing of the return which I was require to do for my specific case. I waited for 8 weeks to receive my refund. Then I came to know that the address appearing on their website for Iowa return is wrong so I was required to resend on correct address. On complaining about the same, they just came back with correct address, didn't also feel for apology. Had I not crosschecked the correct address, I would have kept waiting for months together. Support team doesn't go in deep to your question & just reply by seeing first or second line of your query. I wouldn't recommend anyone to use this service....
Worked surprisingly well for me. Filed taxes on the 4th and received refund on the 16th. Each year I get more annoyed that lobbies like TurboTax and H&R Block fight reforms to tax laws, just to protect their ancient business model. Over the last 20 years I've probably spent $1000 dollars on tax software. Never again. FreeTaxUSA is a great solution and a great first step to bust that up. Ideally you should be able to log into the IRS site and confirm the data they already have, like many other countries around the world.
My taxes were relatively straight forward. I found the navigation easy to use and I verified my numbers against some other pay tax sites (Including TurboTax) just to see if they provided any value. They didn't.
Perhaps I was lucky, but reading the reviews I wonder if some of these people should even be near a computer let alone doing their own taxes.
I have happily used freetaxusa for the last three years and have even referred five people to use it. I have never had a problem until filing this year. I filed my returns on the last day (no one's fault but mine). I prepared my federal and state returns and thought that I was getting ready to file them BOTH. I paid $12.95 for the State; the federal was free. I hit the submit button to only find out that only my federal was e-filed. I tried to go back and e-file my State return but was given an error message stating that I had to wait until my federal return is accepted, which could take an hour or a few days. At this point, I'm like oh my God, I will get penalized because my State return is going to be filed late. I sent them an email asking for an explanation as to why my returns did not get filed together and why no alert button came up to let me know that I was ONLY filing my federal return. I also let them know how upset I was. I let them know that I am not blaming them for me filing on the last day; I am blaming them for taking my money and not alerting me that I was only filing my federal return. Customer service emailed me back within an hour with no explanation only to say HOPEFULLY THE IRS WILL ACCEPT YOUR FEDERAL RETURN BEFORE THE DEADLINE SO THAT YOU CAN E-FILE YOUR STATE RETURN. Are you kidding me? That's it? No explatation whatsoever. Needless to say, I won't be using those scum bags again!!!!!!!
Ive used them for the last couple of years and have had no problems. Recieved my refunds direct deposit within 10 days that I filed. This year was only 7 days Ive even filed previous years and had to mail my paperwork in. Received those in less than 3 weeks and it says its usually 6 weeks!!
I used them for one return. They charged my card twice. I contacted them several times... via contact page. They dont have a contact phone number. Copy and pasted my card statement that showed I was charged twice. No definitive answer. Do not use them. Go Turbotax or H&R Block
Used yea last year without any issues. I completed everything including authorizing payment from my bank account for preparation of state tax. I was unable to complete final step, no PIN number. The site says just log out and complete later. What a sucker I am, my' user name. password or security answers' are being rejected. My taxes are sitting in LIMBO and my bank account is a little smaller. They send e-mail notices that I need to complete it, but they will not respond to my appeal for help. I will not use them again next year......
I have used FreeTaxUSA for federal taxes since 2008 and for federal and state taxes since 2009. Until the 2013 tax year, I absolutely LOVED it - so practical and easy for simple return! However, for 2013, I filed on 2/8/2014 and received their confirmation that the IRS had accepted my return. A confirmation number was provided. Later, I submitted a request to the IRS for a transcript of my 2013 taxes to use for my child's student financial aid, and after two requests, the IRS says it has never received my return.
I contacted FreeTaxUSA via their website and I received a timely response stating that I should not mail my tax return to the IRS because it would be rejected as duplicate, along with a comment as to how I can print a copy of my return. This was not helpful.
As I write this, I am on hold with the IRS Accounts department (1-800-892-1040). Hopefully, an IRS agent will help me resolve this mess.
Bottom line: FreeTaxUSA is great as long as you don't need support, so be aware.
I've used FreeTaxUSA for several years and have not had any problems. I used to file my state taxes separately to avoid paying for it but my state made their tax forms even more complicated. So, I gave up on that and pay the $10. My time is worth more than that.
In general, I've found it extremely easy to use! I also like that I can look at previous returns.
My only problems, which may actually be more of an inconsistent "division of taxation" problem, has to do with the W2 information not exactly matching the fill-in boxes.
LIARS!!!!!!! "Free" taxusa is of course, BS> They claim free federal Tax return a thousand times, and to there credit, It may be. But they then force you to file and pay for the state. There is no way to only turn in the federal forms, even though I have no need or desire to file state taxes. I hope this saves someone from getting trapped into a lie after spending an afternoon filling out the forms only to find out that without paying them, you have wasted your time. LIARS!!!!
I have no problem with the filing , however if you need to get back into your account nothing matches...username password sec questions.... I have contacted support a month ago & Im still waiting... would be better if there was a phone # for support or online chat help. I used this site for 2 years & probably wont use it again...
This is my first year filing. I absolutely loved it. I was apprehensive when the email support said 48 hours to respond, but they got back with me within 5-30 minutes each of the 5 times I contacted them. It was just as easy to navigate and go back and make changes as compared to H&R Block and TurboTax I paid extra for state filing, the Support option and the Audit because the costs were so cheap as compared to other sites. Will use it again. Make sure to get the coupon code online for a discount!!
We have used this site for approximately 8 years now. We found the site very user friendly, and the step by step instructions are easy to follow. Each year we file our federal and state taxes on this site, and we have never had a problem having our forms accepted or getting our refunds.
I e-filed my tax return on FreeTaxUSA. I filed before the deadline. i even paid their fee to have my state tax forms filed electronically. My Federal was rejected because I had "already used my ss# on my state return". Their web site indicated that my state form were accepted by the tax board, I also received an email stating that my state forms were accepted. As I had filed electronically with direct deposit I expected my refund within a month. 2 months passed still no refund. I contacted the state tax board to follow up. They informed me that they never received any tax forms from me, neither e-filed no other. Now I am going through the hassles of trying to get the money I paid to "free" tax usa. Of course I have yet to find a way to even contact them. Look look I'll need to call the BBB.
I filed my taxes 02/2013 and I have still not got a refund. First off while doing my taxes on this site the recommeded credit they were trying to force me to claim I wasn't even allowed to claim. So I got it send back saying I need to fix it. I fix it then it was sent back again!! This time the IRS says that they did the math wrong!!!.. WTF then when you try to call customer support for this site, all they have is email and says they cant get to you until 48 hours!!!.. I hope no one ever uses this site again.
I agree with Mallory Z. one hundred per cent ! Similarly, I have used FreeTaxUSA
for seven years and will confirm that it does perform perfectly. Given the common
sense way it is formatted, and the line by line tutorials and prompts, it is really
difficult to make a mistake. One example would be the W-2 entry where it displays
a blank W-2 form and all you do is enter the numbers from your W-2, starting with
box #1. If you cannot complete your taxes in one session, the info is saved and you
can return later to complete. H&R Block ? WHO ARE THEY ? ? ?
The creation of my return seemed to go very well. However, I outsmarted myself in the password department, and I accidentally threw the password away.
So fast forward to August. I'm trying to get prequalified to buy a home and I need my 2010 return. Forgotten password, no problem, use the forgotton password link. I opened the email they sent to me when I filed my return which has my username clearly listed. I enter my username as they provided it in the email. I entered my SSN. Bzzzzz. I get an error that they do not match. What?.? It IS my SSN and it IS the username they provided. I try several times and double check the username.
Customer service refuses to help. They continuously tell me I must have the username wrong. Will if I do, then its wrong because THEY told me the wrong one. After 4 exchanges of emails with them its clear that I'm baning my head against a brick wall. So I'll have to order a copy of my return from the IRS. That will take 7-10 weeks. So much for pre-qualification.
I guess you get what you pay for. Next time I'll use someone reputable like HRBlock or TurboTax.
I've used this site for my Federal taxes for the past 3 years and have been very happy with it. The accountant at my firm actually recommended this site to me. I highly recommend it! It saves your past tax information for you and it's quick and VERY easy to use!
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