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We never charge you to file your federal and state taxes, from start to finish. This is as free as free gets!

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  • Maximum refund

    If you’re expecting a refund, we’ll make sure you get the maximum back, guaranteed. All the credits and deductions we help you uncover can really add up.*

  • Money up front

    You could put money in your pocket with an Earlybird Advance⤉. It’s a no-fee, no-interest loan that could give you $500 to $1,000 on a prepaid card while you wait for your refund. It won’t affect your credit or your final refund amount.

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  • Help at every step

    Get tips as you go, check out our helpful articles, and chat with us online 24/7. Free support whenever you need it is part of the package.

Less effort, all the reward

All this for free? You bet.

  • Ready, Set, Check

    Before you file, we’ll check and re-check your answers and let you know if anything is missing.

  • Tax Dashboard

    We’ll track your credits, deductions and refund in one handy checklist that shows what’s left to do.

  • Click and Fill

    Take a pic of your W-2, we’ll use it to fill in your return — just tap or click to confirm the info.

  • 24/7 Live chat

    Our tax product specialists are available online around the clock to help with your tax questions at no charge.

  • Easy switch

    If you used H&R Block®, TurboTax® or TaxAct® last year, import the info to auto-fill your return.

  • Real-time tips

    We share tips and suggestions as you go to help make the process as easy as possible.

What people are saying

“Thank you for providing this service. When you say free it really is free. Being upfront & honest about that says a lot about Credit Karma Tax!”

Matt, 40, Alabama

“Loved doing taxes with Credit Karma Tax. It was fast and easy as well. I got every penny that I was entitled to. Will keep doing my taxes with Credit Karma Tax every year!!!”

Tania, 24, Colorado

  • Forms, itemizations and more

    We handle the most common forms and never charge you to use them. That includes Itemized Deductions, Tuition and Fees Deduction, Miscellaneous Income and more.

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  • What makes us free

    Our mission is to make financial success possible for all our members. As we get to know you, we show personalized recommendations for building your credit or saving — including offers from our partners.

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We're committed to your privacy

  • Privacy

    We’ll never sell or rent your personal information to unaffiliated third parties for marketing purposes.

  • Encryption

    We use 128-bit or higher encryption to protect the transmission of your data to our site and when we e-file your returns.

  • Login protection

    When you log in from a new device, we’ll ask you to verify your identity using your phone.

File free with our guarantee

Do your taxes totally free, start to finish, and get the max refund guaranteed.*


Average 2016 Federal tax refund in CA based on data provided by the IRS. Average 2016 State tax refund in CA based on data provided by the State of California Franchise Tax Board.

Average 2016 Federal tax refund in GA based on data provided by the IRS. Average 2016 State tax refund in GA based on data provided by the Georgia Department of Revenue.

*If you receive a larger federal tax refund amount using the same Tax Return Information when filing an amended return through another online tax preparation service, then you may be eligible to receive a $25 gift card from Credit Karma Tax. To qualify for this guarantee: (i) you must have filed your original 2017 federal income tax return through Credit Karma Tax on or before April 16, 2018; (ii) you must be entitled to a federal tax refund from the IRS; (iii) you must have filed an amended federal income tax return using the same Tax Return Information through another online tax preparation service; (iv) your amended return must have been accepted by the IRS; (v) you must submit your complete Max Refund Guarantee claim to Credit Karma Tax no later than December 31, 2018; and (vi) the larger refund cannot be attributed to claims you make on your tax return that are contrary to law. For complete details, see Max Refund Guarantee FAQs.

Earlybird Advance is an optional tax-refund loan from MetaBank® (not the actual tax refund). Loan amount will be deducted from tax refunds and reduce the refund amount that is paid directly to the taxpayer. Tax returns may be filed electronically without applying. Loans offered in amounts of $500, $750, or $1,000. Availability subject to satisfaction of identity verification, eligibility criteria, and underwriting standards. If approved, loan funds issued on a prepaid Serve® card provided by American Express that will be mailed to taxpayer. No monthly fees to use the prepaid card but other fees including out-of-network ATM fees may apply. For more information about card fees, visit. After loan repayment, any remaining tax refund proceeds will be issued on the American Express Serve® card. This is a limited-time offer subject to change without notice at any time, and it's not available in Maine.

The American Express Serve® Card is available to U.S. residents who are over 18 years old only (or 19 in certain states) and for use virtually anywhere American Express® Cards are accepted worldwide, subject to verification. Fees apply. Other eligibility and restrictions apply. For complete details, check out the Consumer User Agreements Applicable for Serve Prepaid Debit Accounts.