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  • IRS Direct File– In 2024, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began launching a new “Direct File” pilot program that will open access for taxpayers to file their federal taxes for free through their department directly. The purpose and strategic development behind such a program is centered around providing taxpayers with an option to interact directly with the IRS during the tax season. The goal of the IRS with this pilot is to generate avenues of accessibility and broaden “ease of use” for taxpayers filing their federal taxes. For eligible taxpayers, the idea is to provide a reliable, free tax software that they may choose to use rather than tax professionals, commercial tax software, or additional free filing options.
    Click here to send a letter to NC Governor Cooper to accept the invitation for the state to join in on Direct File (the whole process takes less than a minute!)