Working Teens – Get Your Money Back

  • Find out why and how you should file a personal tax return online for free.
  • Get a refund – YEAH!
  • Spend 33% – Everyone likes something new.
  • Save 33% at a bank or credit union.
  • Invest 34% in a 529 college fund or a ROTH IRA.

You will have “money for life.”

Parents – Did you Know?

  • Your working teen can and should file a personal tax return.
  • Your teen will receive the taxes withheld by their employer.


  • You still claim your teen as a dependent.
  • The tax refund your teen gets will not negatively impact your tax return by claiming your teen as a dependent.

Free File Software 

If your adjusted gross income was $69,000 or less, you will find one or more free software options only available through Free File at Review each company’s offer to make sure you qualify for your free federal return.

Don’t pay to file your taxes.

If your household earned less than $69,000 in 2019, you can file both your federal and state returns for free using This is the only free, national, online tax filing product offered by a nonprofit. United Way has made it available to over 100 million U.S. taxpayers as part of our fight for the financial stability of every person in every community.


KS WebFile is a FREE online application for filing Kansas Individual Income tax returns. Refunds can be deposited directly into your bank account. For a balance due, payment methods are electronic check or credit card (MasterCard, Discover or American Express). KS WebFile is your safe, secure, fast, free and paperless way to file! Click here to file your Income Tax return now.

Free File: What You Need to Get Started

Personal Information You Need

  • A copy of last year’s tax return in order to access your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)
  • Valid Social Security numbers for yourself and your spouse, if applicable
  • Valid Social Security numbers for your dependents, if applicable

Income and Receipts

  • Social Security benefits
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • All receipts pertaining to your small business, if applicable
  • Income receipts from rental, real estate, royalties, partnerships, S corporation, trusts

Other income

  • W-2s, showing your annual wages from all of your employers
  • Forms 1099-INT, showing interest paid to you throughout the year
  • Form 1099-G, showing any refund, credit or offset of state and local taxes
  • Forms 1099-DIV and Forms 1099-R, showing dividends and distributions from retirement and other plans paid to you during the year

ACA Filers

  • Form 1095A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement
  • Form 8962, Premium Tax Credit
  • Form 8965, Health Coverage Exemption and ECN

File Electronically

  • Verify your identity by using your 2018 AGI. If you created a 2018 personal identification number, that will work too. The personal identification number required that you create a five-digit PIN that could be any five numbers (except all zeros) that you choose which serves as your electronic signature.
  • Don’t have your AGI or PIN? If you do not have a copy of your 2018 tax return, you may use the IRS Get Transcript self-help tool to get a Tax Return Transcript showing your AGI.
    • Use Get Transcript Online to immediately view your AGI. You must pass the Secure Access. identity verification process. Select the Tax Return Transcript and use only the “Adjusted Gross Income” line entry.
    • Use Get Transcript Online or call 800-908-9946 if you cannot pass Secure Access. and need to request a Tax Return Transcript. Please allow 5 to 10 days for delivery. Use only the “Adjusted Gross Income” line entry.

Contact Information

  • To get a notification from the Free File software company that your return was accepted by IRS, you need a valid email address

Topeka FREE Income Tax Assistance

Use a Free Tax Return Preparation Site

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free tax help and e-file for taxpayers who qualify.

What to Bring to Your Local VITA or TCE Site

  • Proof of identification (photo ID)
  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents
  • An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted for you, your spouse and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security number
  • Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return
  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
  • Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check
  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms
  • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider’s tax identifying number such as their Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number
  • Forms 1095-A, B and C, Health Coverage Statements
  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable

Checklist: Prepare for your tax appointment

Checklist: Before your appointment starts

Handout: Saving options for your refund

Worksheet: Make the most of your tax refund

Frequently Asked Questions