FreeFile Program for Individual Income Tax

The State of Arkansas is a member of the Free File Alliance.

The Free File Alliance is a group of software providers working with the State of Arkansas and the IRS to donate free tax preparation for taxpayers.  

What this means to Taxpayers is that if you meet the qualifying criteria, you can prepare and efile your tax return for FREE. 

eFile Online Providers

The following companies provide preparation and electronic filing services for both Arkansas and Federal individual income taxes. The services these companies offer allow taxpayers to prepare their tax returns with their personal computer, giving them the option of filing their returns electronically or printing paper tax returns for mailing. These companies have asked the Department of Finance and Administration to provide links to their websites, and we have done so as an accommodation to our taxpayers.

The State of Arkansas does not specifically endorse or recommend any of these sites. It is your choice as to whether to employ the service of any of these companies. If you have any specific questions concerning the prices or services offered, contact the appropriate company listed below. All website links open in new windows. 

Important Information for Taxpayers using Online Web Providers to eFile for State Filing 
If you choose to electronically file your State of Arkansas tax return by using one of the online web providers, you are required to complete the form AR8453-OL. Effective tax year 2011, the completed AR8453-OL along with the AR1000F or AR1000NR any W-2's or schedules are to be kept in your files. If claiming the credit for: Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Credit or Other State Tax Credit please click here


Online Providers

TaxAct Free File

IRS Free File Program Delivered by TaxAct®

  • Adjusted Gross Income of $79,000 or less, and
  • Age between 20 - 58, or
  • Active Military with Adjusted Gross Income of $79,000 or less


Online Taxes at

Online Taxes at 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. 

Activity 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. This offer is also valid from the IRS Free File offer.


1040Now - Free, Easy and Accurate

Free federal and Arkansas tax preparation & e-file for all who live in Arkansas with an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $32,000 or less. This offer is limited to three (3) free tax returns per computer.

Our Free File URL:



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

  • Adjusted Gross Income of $45,000 or less --OR--
  • Served active-duty military in 2023 with Adjusted Gross Income of $79,000 or less.

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  • AGI of $44,000 or less
  • or qualify for EITC
  • or Active duty military with AGI of $79,000 or less.



IRS Free File Program Delivered by®

  • Adjusted Gross Income between $17,000 and $79,000 and
  • Any Age or
  • Active Military with Adjusted Gross Income of $79,000 or less