Quick Guide to Eligibility Requirements for eFile for Free and eFile for a Fee

The following eFile for Free and eFile for a Fee programs provide electronic filing options for eligible taxpayers through a partnership between the IRS, the North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR), and a group of eFile providers (private sector, tax software development companies).

This page is a quick reference to assist you in selecting an eFile provider, based on your eligibility, to either eFile for Free or eFile for a Fee. Because eFile providers are not required to support all forms and schedules to participate in our program, we advise that prior to making your final selection, you visit the website of the eFile provider of interest (click Product Name, below) to ensure that the solution / software product will meet your tax preparation and filing requirement needs.

The information below is provided by eFile providers and is subject to change. As new information and/or additional software products are made available to the NCDOR, this page will be updated. The NCDOR does not endorse any specific tax filing product.

For your convenience, Step by Step Instructions are available regarding the selection of either eFile for Free or eFile for a Fee.

Eligibility Requirements for Free File
(to eFile for Free, you must start here)
Product Name /
Website Link
Age
(as of 12/31/14)
Residency Status
AGI
(adjusted gross income)
Payment Type(s)
1040Now No age restrictions US/NC resident $32,000 or less  
Average1040.com No age restrictions Full year resident only $3,500 or less  
H&R Block Free File Between 13 and 53 years Full year, part year or nonresident $53,500 or less  
Online Taxes at OLT.com No age restrictions Full year, part year, or nonresident Between $13,000 and $60,000 D-400V,
D-410
TaxACT Between 18 and 58 Full year, part year, or nonresident $52,000 or less D-400V,
D-410,
NC-40
TaxSlayer No age restrictions US/NC resident $33,000 or less D-400V
The Benefit Bank No age restrictions Full year resident only $95,000 or below for Married Filing Jointly, $65,000 or below for all other filing statuses  
TurboTax Freedom Edition Free File No age restrictions Full year resident only $31,000 or less or you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit.  


Eligibility Requirements for eFile for a Fee
(if you don't qualify for eFile for Free, other options include the following)
Product Name /
Website Link
Cost
Residency Status
Payment Type(s)
OLT Online Taxes State Only = $7.95
Federal Only = Free (1040EZ) or $7.95
Federal & State = $7.95 - $15.90
Full year, part year or nonresident D-400V, D410
Average1040.com

State Only = $10.82
Federal Only = 10.82
Federal & State = $10.82 (Free State)

Full year only, does not support part year or nonresident  
1040Now State only = $17.95
Federal only = $9.95 (1040EZ), $19.95 (1040-A/1040)
Federal & State = $9.95 (1040-EZ), $19.95 (1040-A/1040) plus $17.95 (for each state)
Full year, part year or nonresident  
TaxACT Online State Only = $14.99
Federal Only = Free or $12.99 with Deluxe
Federal & State - $14.99 with Free Edition or $5 with Deluxe
Full year, part year, or nonresident D-400V, D410, NC-40
eSmartTax.com State Only = $19.95
Federal Only = Free (Basic Edition) Federal & State = $19.95 - $59.90
Full year resident only D-410
TaxSlayer.com State Only = North Carolina is available to be filed with your Federal return
Federal & State = $23.90 TaxSlayer Free Basic Edition,$27.90 TaxSlayer Classic Edition, $49.90 TaxSlayer Premium Edition
Full year, part year or nonresident D-400V
TurboTax Tax Software State Only = $27.99 (simple return) or $36.99 (Deluxe Edition)
Federal Only = Free (simple return) or $19.99 - $74.99
Federal & State = $27.95 - $111.98
Full year, part year or nonresident  
Jackson Hewitt Online State only = $9.95
Federal only = Free
Federal & State = $29.95 - $74.90
Full year resident only  
H&R Block online State only = $27.99
Federal only = Free
Federal & State = $36.99
Full year, part year, or nonresident  
ezTaxReturn.com State Only = $19.95
Federal Only = $29.95
Federal & State = $39.95
Full year resident only  
FileYourTaxes.com State Only = $27.75
Federal Only = $27.75
Federal & State = $52.25
Full year, part year, or nonresident  
Onepricetaxes.com State Only = $19.95
Federal Only =19.95
Federal & State = $34.95
Full year resident only  
FreeTaxUSA State Only = North Carolina is available to be filed with your Federal return
Federal Only = Free
Federal & State = $12.95
Full year, part year, or nonresident D-400V

 

 

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