Monday, February 10, 2014

Kick-off for Free File program

Rhode Island Tax Administrator David M. Sullivan on February 10 joined Congressman Jim Langevin and others to kick off this tax season's Free File program.

State Free File programs are sponsored by 22 states, including Rhode Island.

Under the State Free File program, taxpayers who meet certain requirements can prepare and file both their federal and Rhode Island returns online at no charge.

"This program, which doesn't cost the government a dime, also takes the confusion out of tax preparation and keeps money in the pockets of people who need it most," Langevin said at the program's kick-off event, held at the Genesis Center on Potters Avenue in Providence's West Elmwood neighborhood. "I strongly urge eligible Rhode Island residents to use this easy and convenient program," he said.

Sullivan said, "Free File not only helps save taxpayers' time and money, but also provides savings to Rhode Island's government in the form of lower processing costs and fewer errors as compared to paper returns."

Information about the software providers participating in this year's State Free File program in Rhode Island is available on the Division of Taxation's website. Click here to view it.

Tax Administrator David Sullivan