Tax Filing Services & Pricing

Express1040 offers tax filing services for federal and state income tax returns. Prepare and e-file your federal income tax return for FREE! Optional paid services help simplify your taxes, offer audit protection, or aid in keeping your taxes organized. There is no obligation to buy any of the paid services, they are offered for your convenience. With all of our paid services, you only pay when you are finished with your income tax return and are ready to e-file. Upgrading to the Deluxe Edition is recommended when you start your return to take advantage of priority support.

Free Services

Federal Tax ReturnFREE

The Express1040 free service includes everything you'll need to file your taxes, regardless of your tax situation. Life changes and various income types are supported. There is no need to upgrade to file a complex tax return.

E-file ServiceFREE

Get your refund the fastest way possible using direct deposit and e-file. With free IRS e-file, you keep more of your money. There is no limit on the number of tax returns you can e-file free on Express1040 so tell your friends about this offer.

Federal Tax ExtensionFREE

Extend the April 15th deadline with a free tax extension. Filing an extension on Express1040 is quick and easy. When you are ready to finish filing your taxes sign in to your account and complete your return. Extend your IRS deadline to October 15, it's that simple. You will still need to pay any taxes by the April 15th to avoid fees and penalties from the IRS. To file an extension before the April 15th deadline, sign in to your account or create an account and then choose 2018 Extension from the Personal menu.

Account Information Roll OverFREE

To save time, roll forward your information from your previous year tax return. Past year tax data helps speed up the preparation of your tax return. Most tax services charge for this feature but at Express1040 this feature is free for returning customers.

Printable File of Your Tax ReturnsFREE

Print a copy of your tax return any time you need it. Simply sign in to your account and print your current year tax return for free. For prior year returns use our online backup feature.

Online Backup of Completed ReturnsFREE

Our free backup service allows you to access, view, and print your income tax return even after tax season has ended. Sign in to your account any time of year and print, download, or view your tax return.

Complex Tax FilingFREE

Don't spend $80 to $100 purchasing software to file your complex taxes. If you were self-employed, had investment income, went to school, or owned a home, Express1040 covers all that and more, for free. When you start your tax return on Express1040, you won't have to upgrade halfway through the process because of a complex tax situation.

Paid Services

Deluxe Edition$6.99

Get the protection of Audit Assist, the convenience of Priority Support with Live Chat, and the savings of unlimited amended tax returns with the Deluxe Edition. Start for free and pay at the very end when you are ready to file.

State Tax Filing & Preparation$14.99

State tax returns use the information you entered from your federal taxes to save you time. E-file, state form preparation, and printing are included. Express1040 provides the best value available at $14.99 for state returns. Prior year state tax preparation costs only $14.99.

Printed & Mailed Tax Return$6.99

A professionally printed return is available for customers that want a high quality tax return for their records. This service is completely optional since a free printable version of your tax return is available with the free service. Shipping is included in the price.

Printed & Bound Tax Return$12.99

A professionally bound copy of your return is ideal if you need a more durable and easy to handle copy of your tax return. Shipping is included in the price.

Amended Tax Return
Free with Deluxe Edition or $14.99 if purchased separately

Amended tax returns are necessary to fix tax returns that have been filed with the IRS. Unlimited amended returns are included with the Deluxe Edition. For those that did not file using the Deluxe Edition the cost is $14.99.

New! Priority Customer Support with Live Chat
Free with Deluxe Edition or $6.99 if purchased separately

Live Chat is available for Deluxe customers Monday - Friday 9 AM to 9 PM Eastern (ET) (not available on holidays). In addition to Live Chat, you'll move to the front of the line with Priority Customer Support for all email and account messages. Priority support is included in the Deluxe Edition. For those that have already filed using the free service, priority support is $6.99.

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