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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

The offers below are listed in alphabetical order. 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.

H&R Block FreeFile

With H&R Block’s Free File program, you can prepare and file your federal and Rhode Island personal income tax returns online at no charge if you meet any of the following requirements:

Your federal adjusted gross income for 2018 was $66,000 or less and you were between the ages of 17 and 51 as of December 31, 2018; or

You are active duty military; or

You are eligible for the federal earned income credit (also known as the earned income tax credit, or EITC).

FreeTaxUSA

With FreeTaxUSA, you can prepare and file your federal and Rhode Island personal income tax returns online at no charge if you meet any of the following requirements:

Your federal adjusted gross income for 2018 was $35,000 or less; or

You are eligible for the federal earned income credit (also known as the earned income tax credit, or EITC); or

You served as active duty military in 2018 with federal adjusted gross income of $66,000 or less.

Online Taxes at OLT.com

With Online Taxes at OLT.com, you can prepare and file your federal and Rhode Island personal income tax returns online at no charge if you meet any of the following requirements:

Your federal adjusted gross income for 2018 was between $14,000 and $66,000; or

You are active duty military with federal adjusted gross income of $66,000 or less.

TaxAct Free File

With TaxAct, you can prepare and file your federal and Rhode Island personal income tax returns online at no charge if you meet any of the following requirements:

Your federal adjusted gross income for 2018 was $55,000 or less and you are age 56 or younger; or

You are eligible for the federal earned income credit (also known as the earned income tax credit, or EITC); or

You are active duty military with federal adjusted gross income for 2018 of $66,000 or less.

1040NOW

With 1040NOW, you can prepare and file your federal and Rhode Island personal income tax returns online at no charge if you live in Rhode Island and your federal adjusted gross income for 2018 was $32,000 or less. (This offer is limited to three free tax returns per computer.)

TurboTax Free File Program

With the TurboTax Free File Program, you can prepare and file your federal and Rhode Island personal income tax returns online at no charge if any of the following applies to you:

Your federal adjusted gross income for 2018 was $34,000 or less; or

You are active duty military (including Reservists and National Guard) with federal adjusted gross income for 2018 of $66,000 or less; or

You are eligible for the federal earned income credit (also known as the earned income tax credit, or EITC).

All offers listed above are part of the Free File Alliance. To take advantage of one of the above-listed offers, click on the link embedded in the description. Otherwise, fees and charges may apply.