The following companies provide preparation and electronic filing services for both Arkansas and Federal individual income taxes. The services these companies offer allow taxpayers to prepare their tax returns with their personal computer, giving them the option of filing their returns electronically or printing paper tax returns for mailing. These companies have asked the Department of Finance and Administration to provide links to their websites, and we have done so as an accommodation to our taxpayers.
The State of Arkansas does not specifically endorse or recommend any of these sites. It is your choice as to whether to employ the service of any of these companies. If you have any specific questions concerning the prices or services offered, contact the appropriate company listed below. All website links open in new windows.
Important Information for Taxpayers using Online Web Providers to eFile for State Filing
If you choose to electronically file your State of Arkansas tax return by using one of the online web providers, you are required to complete the form AR8453-OL. Effective tax year 2011, the completed AR8453-OL along with the AR1000F or AR1000NR any W-2's or schedules are to be kept in your files. If claiming the credit for: Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Credit or Other State Tax Credit please click here.
TaxAct Online Free Federal Edition
TaxSlayer.com is a full featured online tax filing system that has been used by millions of taxpayers to securely and accurately file their taxes. They are proud to offer the most comprehensive free file program available which allows taxpayers to file BOTH State and Federal tax returns for FREE. Taxpayers are eligible for free filing if they meet the following requirements: their Federal AGI is less than $30,000.00. NOTE: State return is free ONLY when accompanying a qualified free Federal tax return.
To access the TaxSlayer Free File page, use this link:
For those who do not qualify for free tax filing, you can file your Federal tax return for a single price of $9.95. Please use the following link: http://www.taxslayer.com/default.aspx?src=ARPD
1040.com exists to help you do your own taxes online. They offer smart, simple, and affordable online tax returns. Smart, because they automatically give you the lowest cost option available for your tax situation - you don't need to decide which "package" you need. Simple, because their easy interview process helps you determine which tax forms you need to fill out. And affordable, because with 1040.com, you pay only for the preparation of your return, never any extra fees to e-file or print. Check their site for more details www.1040.com
TaxHawk.com allows you to e-file your Arkansas State and Federal taxes for free if you meet both of the following:
• Adjusted gross incomes of $57,000 (or less) and
• age between 23 and 65 (on December 31, 2012)
• Access the offer through this link http://www.taxhawk.com/freefile/
If you don’t qualify for the free state offer, pay $12.95 to file your state tax return. Federal filing is only $9.95 if you don't qualify for the free offer.
TaxAct Free File
Free federal and Arkansas tax preparation and e-file if your adjusted gross income (AGI) is $51,000 or less and you are age 18 through 57 years old. Go to: http://www.freetaxact.com/alltax.asp?sc=12050302&ad=AR
TaxACT Online State is half the price of other state solutions. Available for every income-taxing state and includes all part-year and non-resident forms. As you complete your federal return with TaxACT Online Free Edition or Deluxe, TaxACT automatically completes your state forms. Answer a few questions and file your state return in minutes. Free e-file included. 100% accuracy and price guaranteed. Go to: www.TaxACTOnline.com
$14.95 with Free Edition, $10 with Deluxe
**Prices subject to change
1040 Now - Free, Easy and Accurate
H&R Block Free File
1040Now guides you step by step and guarantees to calculate your taxes accurately or we pay any assessed interests & penalties. Free federal and AR tax preparation and e-file if your AGI is $32,000 or less and you live in Arkansas. Check their site for more details. http://www.1040now.net/freefilear.htm
eSmart Tax -Free federal and state returns if your adjusted gross income is $57,000 or less and you are between the ages of 16 and 52. Check their site for more details: http://www.esmarttax.com/ffa-ar-state-filing.asp
Oline Taxes at OLT.com
aOnline Taxes at OLT.com would like to offer free federal AND free state online tax preparation and e-filing if your Federal Adjusted Gross Income is between $12,050 and $57,000 regardless of age.
Note: OLT Free File website must be accessed through the link above. Any other link used to access OLT website may result in fees or charges Go to: https://www.olt.com/main/oltstateff/default.asp?linkID=AR
Turbo Tax - Tax Freedom
TurboTax is proud to sponsor the TurboTax Freedom Edition, donating free online tax preparation & e-file if in tax year 2012 you meet one of the following: Earned $31,000 or less Adjusted Gross Income (AGI), or Earned $57,000 or less Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) and served Active Duty Military (including Reservists and National Guard) or Qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Check their site for more details: http://turbotax.intuit.com/taxfreedom/
FREE Federal and FREE State tax preparatioin and efile if your adjusted gross income is $57,000 or less AND you are age 52 or younger. To use this free service, you must access it by going to http://www.hrblock.com/taxes/partner/index.jsp?otpPartnerID=5801&campaignId=pw_mcm_5801_0001
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