Rhode Island officials are urging residents to use programs offered by the state and the Internal Revenue Service to file their taxes online for free.
U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, Treasurer Seth Magaziner and Attorney General Peter Kilmartin held an event in Cranston on Friday to demonstrate the "Free File" programs offered by Rhode Island and the IRS.
They say they're highlighting the fact that people who earn $62,000 or less are generally eligible to use name-brand tax preparation software products to prepare and securely file their tax return online for free.
Langevin, a Rhode Island Democrat, says the important service ensures low- and moderate-income people receive their full refund.
The programs can be accessed at www.irs.gov/freefile and at www.tax.ri.gov , under the "E-File Income Tax."