The ‘IRS Direct File’ Pilot gives people an option they’ve asked for — a way to file their taxes quickly, easily, and for free directly with the IRS. It’s now available for eligible taxpayers in Arizona, California, Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming, according to a news release.

The ‘Direct File’ Pilot is easy to use and helps eligible taxpayers:

  • File a 2023 federal tax return in as little as 30 minutes using a mobile device.
  • Add tax information with step-by-step guidance.
  • Connect with real-time online support from IRS customer service representatives.
  • Access it from smartphones, laptops, tablets, and desktop computers.
  • Get a federal tax refund in less than 21 days.

Taxpayers who join the pilot can claim the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for Other Dependents.

Who’s Eligible

‘IRS Direct File’ Pilot is available for taxpayers who file simple federal tax returns in 12 participating states and who report the following types of income:

  • W-2 wage income.
  • SSA-1099 Social Security income.
  • 1099-G unemployment compensation.
  • 1099-INT interest income of $1,500 or less.

‘IRS Direct File’ Pilot participants must take the standard deduction and can claim deductions only for student loan interest and educator expenses.

If ‘Direct File’ isn’t an option, there are many other filing options available.

State Tax Returns

The ‘Direct File’ Pilot doesn’t prepare state returns. However, if taxpayers live in Arizona, California, Massachusetts, or New York, the ‘Direct File’ Pilot guides taxpayers to a state-supported tool they can use to prepare and file a state tax return.

Find Out More About the ‘IRS Direct File Pilot’

Taxpayers can check their eligibility for the ‘IRS Direct File Pilot.’

Get the latest news about the pilot at ‘Direct File Pilot’ news, subscribe to the ‘Direct File Pilot’ newsletter, or visit ‘Direct File‘ on to learn more.

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Source: IRS