Free File Alliance Offers

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.

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

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.

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.

Free File Alliance Offers

1040Now

1040NOW.net offers free federal and Montana tax preparation and e-file for anyone living in Montana:

  • With an Federally Adjusted Gross Income (FAGI) up to $32,000
The offer is limited to three free returns per computer.
File with 1040Now

TaxAct

Offer for Free Federal and Montana Returns:

  • Adjusged Gross Income of $63,000 or less and age 56 or younger, or
  • Eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, or
  • Active Military with Adjusted Gross Income of $72,000 or less
File with TaxAct

Online Taxes at OLT.com

Online Taxes at OLT.com would like to offer free federal and free state online tax preparation and e-filing if

  • Your Federal Adjusted Gross Income (FAGI) is between $16,000 and $72,000, regardless of age, or
  • You are Active Duty Military with FAGI of $72,000 or less.
File with OLT.com

FreeTaxUSA Free File Edition

FreeTaxUSA is offering free 2021 federal and Montana tax filing if:

  • Your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) is $41,000 or less, or
  • You served active duty military in 2021 with an AGI of $73,000 or less
File with FreeTaxUSA

TaxSlayer Free File

TaxSlayer is offering free 2021 federal and Montana tax filing any of the following apply to you:

  • Your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) is $39,000 or less
  • You qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
  • You are active duty military and your AGI is $73,000 or less.
File with TaxSlayer Free File
If you need assistance with one of our online services, please email us at DORCustomerAssistance@mt.gov.