Credit Karma Tax used to be the new kid on the block, and it showed in some respects. But that was then and this is now. The company first launched into tax preparation in 2016, and it’s made some significant improvements in time for this filing season. Both state and federal returns are still 100% free.5
Credit Karma isn’t limited to simple returns. It can handle all major IRS schedules and forms, including those related to more complex tax situations. Similar to other software programs, it will begin by asking you a series of questions when you click “start,” guiding you to enter your information. It also allows you to import previous years’ returns you completed using a competitor.
Best of all, that “free” price tag includes an audit defense guarantee. Now that’s getting your money’s worth.