TaxACT Free Edition 2012
Best free tax preparation
TaxACT Free Edition 2012 is by far the easiest and best way to do your federal taxes for free, reviews say. It guides you through your return just like paid software and includes every form you'll need to file online, so you can do complicated returns. While email help from experts is free and unlimited, phone help costs $8 for the year. One downside is the program omits the usual extras; there's no donation tracker or data-import tool, for example.