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Tax preparation assistance 

Free tax preparation services are available for low- to moderate-income taxpayers through a number of trusted programs. Not all locations offer free e-filing, and most services are only available during the tax filing season. Use the resources below or call 2-1-1 to find a trusted free tax preparation program near you. 

  • AARP Tax-Aide
    • Free services provided to anyone, with a focus on taxpayers who are over 50 years old and have low to moderate income
    • Find a location here or call (888) 227-7669 to learn more
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
    • Offers free help to people who generally make $60,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English-speaking taxpayers.
    • Visit the IRS webpage to learn more
    • OR find a location near you using the VITA site locator
  • MFS-CASH Oregon
    • Virtual service is offered in addition to in-person service, mainly located in the Portland metropolitan area
    • Visit the website to see if you qualify and make an appointment or call (503) 243-7765 to learn more
  • MyFreeTaxes
    • This service offered by United Way can help guide you in filing your own taxes or help prepare your taxes for you if you qualify
    • To learn more, visit their website or call the help line at (866) 698-9435

The Oregon Taxpayer Advocate Office has compiled an interactive map of free tax preparation sites for 2024. Appointments at these sites often fill up quickly, and sites may open, close, or change their hours over time, so some information in this map may be incomplete or out of date. You should check with individual programs to confirm service details. If you cannot access the map below, click here. 

Approved free file tax preparation software products 

Using links other than what's provided below may result in fees or charges.

Please contact software partners directly for any problems you encounter with their products or services.

  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 is $45,000 or less regardless of age.

  • Active Duty Military with an Adjusted Gross Income of $79,000 or less will also qualify.

The OLT Free File website must be accessed through the link above.

 FreeTaxUSA

Free electronic preparation and filing services for both federal and Oregon tax returns to eligible Oregon taxpayers. For a taxpayer to be eligible to use our free services, they will need to meet the following requirements: 

  • AGI is $45,000 or less 

-- OR -- 

  • Served active-duty military in 2023 with an AGI of $79,000 or less 

Taxpayers must come to our official Free File site from the IRS or the Oregon Free File website. 

 1040Now

  • Free federal and Oregon tax preparation and e-file for all who live in Oregon with an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $32,000 or less.

This offer is limited to three (3) free file returns per computer 

  1040.com

Offer for Free Federal and OR Returns: IRS Free File program delivered by 1040.com

  • Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) between $17,000 and $79,000 and,
  • Any age, or 
  • Active Military with AGI of $79,000 or less.

Direct File Oregon

File your personal income tax return electronically for free directly with the Oregon Department of Revenue. Direct File Oregon allows most full year residents to file Form OR-40 through Revenue Online for free. Direct File Oregon is not currently linked with the IRS Direct File. You will need to file your federal return separately with the IRS before filing your Oregon return with Direct File Oregon through Revenue Online.

To find more information, visit our Direct File Oregon webpage.

      Oregon Free fillable forms

Our free fillable forms perform basic calculations, but you're responsible for the information entered on the return. If you need an option with added guidance, check to see if you can use one of our approved tax preparation software (prices vary).

Steps for using free fillable forms

  1. Complete your 2023 federal tax return and submit it to the IRS. 
  2. Gather your federal return and other documents you'll need to complete your Oregon return. Make sure that you have the applicable tax tables and charts ready. Refer to the 2023 Form OR-40 instructions. 
  3. Click the "Start your return" link above.
  4. Fill in the necessary fields. Remember to use the "Do the math" feature to avoid mistakes. 
  5. Be sure to complete the federal schedule information and enter all of your W-2's, 1099's, etc. We can't process your return without this information. 
  6. Check the box acknowledging that you're filing the return electronically. 
  7. E-file your return and submit payment, if necessary.

You'll get acknowledgement emails when your return is submitted and when we accept it.  Please do not mail a paper duplicate of your e-filed return.

Other important information

Operating Systems: Windows and Mac only 

Browsers: Free File Fillable Forms will work best when using the latest version of these browsers.

Browser settings:

  • Set language to default
  • Set the font size to medium (recommended)
  • Enable JavaScript and cookies
  • Turn off:
    • Pop-up blockers
    • Tracking blockers
    • Auto-fill features

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader DC or above (for printing).