In addition to MyFreeTaxes.com, (described in THIS POST), there are other online resources to enable those with simple tax returns to file for free online. Generally these options cover those W-2 income, some interest/dividends, kids and rent. What they don’t cover are itemized deductions, Schedule C (for self-employed individuals claiming business expenses), stock gains/losses, etc. Here are some options:
TurboTax Free Edition turbotax.intuit.com
TaxAct has the same option at www.taxact.com
DIY Tax www.freetax.com
Jackson Hewitt www.jacksonhewitt.com/file-taxes-online
And these are just a few. No need to pay someone to do your taxes if you have a simple return!