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Published: Feb. 10, 2020 at 2:26 PM EST
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Don't pay for something you can get for free.

A new report is out from the Inspector General of the U.S. Treasury Department looking into why only 2.4% of eligible tax filers are using the Free File system.

About 70% of tax filers can use an online system found at to get free tax software from a variety of brand name firms.

Free File is open to taxpayers who have an income of $69-thousand dollars or less.

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration warned taxpayers often don't realize they must go to the Free File web page at as a starting point for Free File.

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