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Individual Income Tax Electronic Filing Options

Alabama Direct E-filing Option

You can file your Alabama Resident and Non-Resident returns online through My Alabama Taxes (MAT) at no charge. This free electronic filing option is available to all taxpayers filing an Alabama Individual Income tax return. No income limitations or other qualifications must be met to take advantage of the department’s free online filing system. Please visit My Alabama Taxes to sign up and get started filling out your return.

Go to MAT

Last year more than 1.8 million Alabamians electronically filed their tax returns. E-file is a safe, secure method of filing one’s tax return and guarantees a quicker turnaround time on refund processing than traditional paper return.

Free Filing of Federal Return

These companies will file your Federal return for free if certain qualifications are met.

Note: A fee may be charged to prepare and electronically file your Alabama return.

See if you qualify

Disclaimer: Not all vendors who provide free Federal returns provide e-File support for Alabama returns.

E-file Federal and State Returns with Commercial Tax Prep Software (Online or CD/Download)

If you don’t qualify for any of the above offers, you can still file your Federal and Alabama return online or CD/Download by using the 2020 Alabama Approved PC Online Service Providers.

Note: The on-line service providers charge a fee to prepare and electronically file your Alabama and/or federal returns.

Taxes Prepared in Person

Volunteer Tax Assistance

Free tax help is provided to taxpayers that meet certain income and/or other requirements. For more information, please go to our Volunteer Assistance page.

Authorized E-File Provider

If you would like to get your taxes prepared in person, you also can use an authorized e-file Provider. Note: The authorized e-file providers charge a fee to prepare and electronically file your Alabama and/or federal returns.

Below are some additional resources to help you to choose a tax return preparer.

IRS links

Note: The inclusion of these databases do not constitute any endorsement by the Alabama Department of Revenue or IRS of the e-file Providers listed in these databases or any of the products or services that they provide. You should always be sure to conduct your own due diligence when selecting an e-file Provider.

For more information concerning Alabama PC Filing, submit a request with the topic ERO/Practitioner – Individual Income Tax in the Revenue Help Center.