File Your Taxes for Free!

Buried within my email inbox, I discovered a message that is important for many Virginians as we prepare to file our income taxes.  Governor Bob McDonnell wants Virginia residents to know “that the VA Free File program gives more than 2 million low- and moderate-income Virginia taxpayers the opportunity to prepare and electronically file their 2011 federal and state income tax returns for free this tax season.”

But who is eligible to file their taxes for free?  Well, as the Governor goes on to say, “This year I urge all Virginia taxpayers who earned $57,000 or less in adjusted gross income last year to go to the Tax Department’s website to see if they qualify to use VA Free File.”

If you are like me, you’ve been filing online for years now.  It’s easy, it’s fast, and it’s relatively inexpensive.  But now, it can be free too!  Sign me up!

So can you file your taxes for free?  You should head on over to and find out today.  Thanks to the Governor’s note, I saved about $50.  I know that I want to keep more of my money in my own pocket, especially in these tough economic times.  Can’t you say the same?

One Reply to “File Your Taxes for Free!”

  1. Virginia’s Free File is a scam and only free for low income individuals. Unfortunately the individual I-File which was free to all tax payers in the Commonwealth was discontinued at the request of the for profit tax preparations software companies. Only politicians could name something “Free File” that costs most Virginians about $20 to file. The filing fee is in addition to the software cost. The Governor should be ashamed for promoting this fraud and instead should have called for the return of the I-File.

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