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h It’s that time of year, when Turbo Tax and H&R Block are busy advertising their paid tax preparation services with commercials featuring celebrity voice-overs and promises of aircraft carrier-sized refunds. Less publicized though, are the free options these well-known brands and other companies offer. Low and moderate-income taxpayers, who earn an adjusted gross income of less than $58,000 either individually or filing jointly as a married couple, can access tax preparation software packages from many of these companies online for free through a partnership with the IRS. Nearly 70 percent of Americans earn less than $58,000 and can take advantage of the program at IRS.gov/freefile, said Tim Hugo, executive director of Free File Alliance, a Virginia based non-profit that helps manage the no-cost service