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Electronic filing

Whenever possible, file electronically 

E-filing is the fastest way to file your return and receive your refund. The speed and accuracy of computers allow electronic returns to be received and processed faster than paper returns, greatly reducing errors and delays. E-filing uses secure technology to ensure the safety of your personal information when it's sent to the IRS and the Department of Revenue.

Oregon participates in the IRS Federal/State E-file program. This program allows you to electronically file both your federal and Oregon returns at the same time. If you've already filed your federal return, you can still electronically file your Oregon return using Oregon free fillable forms. 

If you haven't tried e-file yet, why not this year? Join more than 2 million other Oregon taxpayers who electronically file their Oregon returns. You can take advantage of e-file in one of two ways:

1. Ask your tax preparer. If your tax preparer is an authorized IRS e-file provider, your preparer can electronically file your federal and Oregon returns. Many Tax-Aide and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) sites set up by the IRS are authorized IRS e-file providers.

2. Use online tax preparation software. You can file your federal and state returns from your home, work, or library computer using Oregon approved online tax preparation products. See below for a list of tax preparation products to use in preparing your federal and Oregon returns.

You may be eligible for free e-file. Several tax preparation software providers offer free online electronic tax filing. For free online tax preparation programs, see below.

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 a map of free tax preparation sites for tax season 2023. 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. 

To view the map 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. 

1040Now 

Free federal and Oregon tax preparation and e-file if: 

  •   Your adjusted gross income is $32,000 or less and you live in Oregon.

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

 OnLine Taxes

Online Taxes at OLT.com offers free federal and state online tax preparation and e-filing if:  

  • Your Federal adjusted gross income is less than $41,000
  • You're active duty military with a Federal adjusted gross income of $73,000 or less will also qualify

 Note: The OLT Free File website must be accessed through the link below. Any other link used to access the OLT website may result in fees or charges. 


TaxSlayer 

At least one of the following must apply to you in order to qualify:

  • 57 years old or younger with an AGI of $60,000 or less  
  • Or qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) 
  • Or active duty military with AGI of $73,000 or less
  

Free fillable forms 

Start Your Return Here

Oregon free fillable forms 

Get the convenience of e-filing

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 for free. 


Steps for using free fillable forms

  1. Complete your 2022 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. Refere to the 2022 Form OR-40 instructions. 
  3. Click the "Start your return" button located at the bottom of this webpage. 
  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-2s, 1099s, 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. 

Free fillable forms 

Start Your Return Here

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 the 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'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader DC or above (for printing).  

  • Free fillable forms do not support prior-year returns, part-year, non-resident, extensions or amended returns. 
  • This program is only for Oregon returns. Visit IRS.Gov Website  for federal filing information. 

Contact us at electronic.filing@dor.oregon.gov

Other approved tax preparation companies (prices vary)

Frequently Asked Questions

​The federal identification number is 93-6001960.​

​You should receive acknowledgement from your tax preparer, or the software company used to file your returns.​

​If you want to change your scheduled payments, go to your Revenue Online account and select "Personal Income Tax" under "Accounts" at the bottom of the initial login screen. Once the next page loads you will select "View Scheduled Payments" from under "I Want To" on the right side of the screen. From there, a page will load with all the scheduled payments you currently have. You will see a "CANCEL" link if there is enough time left to cancel the payment.​


​If you file the other state's return electronically with the federal return, you can file the Oregon return separately. If you choose to file the Oregon return with the federal return, the other state's return must be filed according to the requirements of that state.​

​We can't help you with any specific software questions. You should contact the software company for assistance.​

​The substitute forms created by third-party software vendors might be slightly different than our printable forms. This won't impact the processing of your return. We have a list of third-party software vendors​ whose forms we've approved. ​


  • If you don't receive an acknowledgement after three business days, contact your tax preparer or your software company. It's their responsibility to pass this information to you.
  • We accept the date of the IRS electronic postmark as the filing date for your e-filed Oregon return. Don't send in a paper return.
  • If you owe money and need to make a payment, you can make a payment through Revenue Online. You can also download the Form OR-40-V​ and mail it in with your payment. Your payment must be postmarked no later than April 18 to avoid penalty and interest.

Oregon allows your federal PIN to be used as your electronic signature on the Oregon return.

​You need to amend your return. We accept amended returns electronically, but your software provider may not support this option.​

​2-D barcode filing is an alternative way to file an Oregon return on paper. Oregon-approved tax software packages are required to print a 2-D barcode on forms 40, 40N, and 40P. The 2-D barcode on the tax return is a “picture" of the information on the return, which is printed on the return's front page. A machine reads the barcode information so it doesn't have to be manually entered into our computer system. 


Don't make handwritten corrections or changes because the machine will reject your return. Make the changes on your tax preparation software and reprint your whole return including the updated 2-D barcode.​

  • ​​A copy of your federal return attached to your 2-D barcode return just as you would to a regular Oregon return.
  • Attach all other Oregon forms and schedules required to be attached to a traditional Oregon return.  Attach Form 40-V​, Oregon Income Tax Payment Voucher, and your payment to the front of your return if you have tax to pay. Exception: Don't attach Form 40-V if you pay with a credit card. ​

The due date for 2-D barcode returns is the same as for other types of returns.

​The 2-D barcode is printed on the first page of Form OR-40, Form OR-40-P, Form OR-40-N, and Schedule OR-WFHDC. It contains the information displayed on the lines of your tax return and can only be read by a machine. 

The following forms and schedules are also included in the barcode data: Form OR-10, Schedule OR-A, Schedule OR-ADD-DEP, Schedule OR-ASC, Schedule OR-ASC-NP, Schedule OR- DONATE, Schedule OR-529, Schedule OR-PTE-FY, Schedule OR-PTE-PY, Schedule OR-PTE-NR, Schedule OR-WFHDC-ST, Federal Form 1040, Federal Form 1040-SR, and Federal Schedules 1-3.​

​If you haven't mailed your return, you must re-print the entire return after you make changes. Print and send us the entire updated return to avoid unnecessary processing delays. Also, be sure to follow your software's instructions when making changes to barcode returns.
If you've already printed and mailed your return, you'll need to file an amended return.​

​Yes. The copy of the return you provide to your client must be an exact copy of the tax return you submit to us.​

We may review any return, no matter how it is filed. However, the 2-D barcode tax software automatically helps to check your return for errors before you send it to us

File an Oregon income tax return for the decedent if they had enough income to require filing for the part of the year they were alive or if they're entitled to a refund.


Use the Oregon form that would have been used if the decedent were alive. The Oregon Individual Income Tax Return, Form OR-40, and instructions will help you determine which form to use. Be sure to check the "deceased" box.​


Contact us

Phone: 503-378-4988 or 800-356-4222
TTY: We accept all relay calls.
Fax: 503-945-8738
Email: questions.dor@dor.oregon.gov

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