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Free File - Rhode Island

General Information

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 web sites 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 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

To take advantage of any of the offers below, click on the links below. When you click, you will leave the Division of Taxation's web site.

TaxAct offers a free federal and Rhode Island personal income tax return for tax year 2015 to the following qualifying individuals:

  • Federal adjusted gross income is $50,000 or less, and
  • Age: 56 or younger, or
  • Eligible for earned income tax credit, or
  • $62,000 or less for active military

TurboTax®   Intuit's TurboTax Freedom edition provides free online tax preparation and e-filing of federal and Rhode Island personal income tax returns for tax year 2015 if you meet one of the following: 

  • Your federal adjusted gross income is $31,000 or less, or
  • You are active duty military (including Reservists and National Guard) with federal adjusted gross income of $62,000 or less, or
  • You qualify for the earned income credit.

Online Taxes at OLT.com offers free federal and free Rhode Island online tax preparation and e-filing if:

  • Your federal adjusted gross income is between $13,000 and $62,000 regardless of age. (The OLT Free File website must be accessed through the link above. Any other link used to access the OLT website may result in fees or charges.)

1040NOW offers free federal and free Rhode Island online tax preparation and e-filing if:

  • Your federal adjusted gross income is $32,000 or less and you live in Rhode Island. (This offer is limited to three free tax returns per computer.)

Note: All offers listed above are part of the Free File Alliance.