The new year is also the start of income tax season. I've updated my article on free online e-filing tax services. A few of the companies from last year have dropped out of the free file program and some of the remaining companies have changes their requirements.

If you have a straight forward return and meet certain requirements you can e-file your federal tax return for free online. Here are 15 online tax preparation services that will allow you to e-file your return for free.

Prepare Taxes Online and E-file Free