TaxSlayer is an online tax filing software for DIY taxpayers to prepare taxes. There are four options to choose from starting with the basic and free TaxSlayer Simply.
What is TaxSlayer Simply Free Tax Filing?
File your federal and state tax returns for free. The Simply Free option is for simple returns (such as the 1040EZ) for income earners who only receiving W-2 forms. This option is available for single or married tax filers with no dependents.
TaxSlayer Simply Features
Deduction Finder – helps you find deductions
PDF Uploads of Prior Returns – easy upload of last year’s tax return
State Returns – free filing of one state return
Email & Phone Tech Support – get technical help only when completing your taxes online
Upgrade From Free TaxSlayer Simply Version
Start your return for free when you create your account and you will have the option to switch to a different version along the way. If you have dependents or other tax forms such as 1099, then you’ll need to upgrade. Need to file multiple state returns with the Simply version? You can easily do so for a $29 fee per additional state.
Your upgrade options include:
- TaxSlayer Classic
- TaxSlayer Premium
- TaxSlayer Self-Employed
- TaxSlayer Military
Tax preparation support – with the Premium option provides access to tax professionals
Audit Support – there is no audit support with TaxSlayer Simply. You must upgrade to the Premium option.
Tax Prep Payment Options
TaxSlayer preparation fees can be paid with a debit or credit card. Or you can choose to have your fees deducted from your federal return before the refund is deposited into your checking account. In that scenario, your preparation fees will be subtracted from the refund you receive.
How to Get Your Refund
Get your refund through direct deposit into your checking or savings account. TaxSlayer also offers refund advances on a prepaid debit card.