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Published: Mar 09, 2021 6 min read
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As if doing your taxes wasn't irritating enough, it often ends up costing you money. Tax prep and unexpected fees basically go hand in hand.

But if you're paying to submit your federal return this year, save your cash — you can probably file for free.

The IRS estimates that some 70% of Americans, or roughly 100 million taxpayers, meet the income, age and location requirements to do their income taxes for free online. That's an especially important point now, because many people who aren't typically required to file will need to this year if they're still waiting on stimulus checks.

Ahead of the April 15 deadline, here are a few no-cost ways to do your 2020 taxes.

File federal taxes for free online