Iowans are urged to file their income tax returns electronically while taking advantage of free tax preparation services available through the IRS Free File program.

Every taxpayer with a 2010 Adjusted Gross Income of $57,000 or less may utilize free preparation and e-filing for their federal tax returns at no cost at This service is made possible through a partnership between the IRS and the Free File Alliance, a coalition of industry-leading tax software companies.

More than 33 million returns have been filed through IRS Free File since its inception. For more information on the program, visit