The Free File Alliance is a nonprofit coalition of industry-leading tax software companies partnered with Montana to help our taxpayers prepare and e-file their federal and state tax returns for free.

Our partners offer free services to taxpayers who meet certain requirements. If you do not qualify for any of the offers listed below, you may wish to file using one of our approved software vendors or find a tax professional.

Learn more about the Free File Alliance.

How it Works

Step 1

Pick a Vendor From the List Below

Look at the offers below to see if you qualify, then pick the best offer for you.

Step 2

Use The Link on This Page to Access Your Chosen Software

Use the link on this page to access the software of your choice.

If you do not use one of the links below, you may not be able to redeem the free file offer and may be charged a fee.

Step 3

File Your State and Federal Returns

Follow the instructions provided by the software you’ve chosen to file your return.

Contact the provider if you questions about using their software.

Please Note: Some providers may charge a fee if you do not file both state and federal returns at the same time.

Other Requirements and Fees

Software vendors may have additional requirements.

We recommend you carefully review the product Terms and Conditions to choose the product that best serves your tax needs.

The companies listed below may charge a fee for:

  • Upgraded return services, such as audit protection
  • Add-on services, such as instant refund
  • Electronic Preparation Service
  • Filing your federal return
  • Other extended benefits

Some vendors may also charge a fee if you do not file your federal and state returns at the same time.

If you have questions about the software product, fees, or additional services, please contact the provider’s customer support line.

Some sites or software may offer free federal filing. This does not guarantee free state filing for Montana returns.

The Montana Department of Revenue does not endorse any software companies or guarantee their products, services, or prices.

Free File Alliance Partner Offers


TaxHawk, Inc offers free filing through for Montanans:

  • With an FAGI up to $51,000, or active military personnel with an FAGI up to $66,000
  • Between age 17 and 61 through December 31, 2017

TurboTax Freedom Edition

Intuit offers free filing through TurboTax Feedom Edition for Montanans:

  • Any taxpayer with FAGI up to $33,000,
  • Active Duty Military, including Reservist and National Guard, up to $66,000, or
  • Any taxpayer eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

File with TurboTax

1040NOW offers free filing through for Montanans:

  • With an FAGI up to $32,000

The offer is limited to three free returns per computer.


File at 1040Now

TaxAct Free File

TaxAct® Free File

  • Adjusted Gross Income of $53,000 or less, and
  • Age 56 or younger, or
  • Eligible for Earned Income Tax Credit, or
  • Active Military with Adjusted Gross Income of $66,000 or less

File at TaxAct

H&R Block

H&R Block offers free filing for Montanans if your Adjusted Gross Income is $66,00 or less, and you are one of the following:

  • Age 17-50 as of December 31, 2017,
  • Active military in 2017, or
  • Qualified for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

File at H&R Block

Drake Software offers free filing through for Montanans:

  • Under age 52 on December 31, 2017
  • With an FAGI
    • Up to $60,000
    • Active Military personnel up to $64,000
    • or Qualified for the Earned Income Credit (EIC)

File at

On-Line Taxes, Inc offers free filing through OLT.Com for Montanans:

  • With an FAGI between $14,000 and $66,000


File at

If you need assistance with one of our online services, please email us at

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