How To File Your Tax Return In 2021 Online For FREE! (Step By Step)


Here’s how to file your income tax return in 2021! Ben Franklin said there are only 2 things that are certain in this world: death and taxes. Taxes tend to be a more pressing issue for people especially around this time of year so in this video we’ll be covering exactly what you need to know in order to file your taxes on your own this year.

File Federal Return For FREE With E-File:

Keep in mind, everyone’s tax situation is different and so I’m going to cover the most common route that will work for 90%+ of people. If you are an executive at a fortune 500 company and are dealing with millions in stock options, not for you. If you are an employee, freelancer, or gig worker, this is for you.

00:00:00 Introduction
00:05:35 Why You Have To File Taxes
00:10:27 How To File A Tax Return
00:12:52 Tax Return Filing Demo
00:39:01 How Tax Brackets Work
00:42:50 How Your Taxes Are Calculated
00:51:12 Tax Deductions
00:57:41 Tax Credits
00:59:17 Getting Your Tax Refund


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  1. Ryan Scribner
    July 10, 2021 at 10:05 am

    File Federal Return For FREE With E-File:
    1. Introduction 00:00:00
    2. Why You Have To File Taxes 00:05:35
    3. How To File A Tax Return 00:10:27
    4. Tax Return Filing Demo 00:12:52
    5. How Tax Brackets Work 00:39:01
    6. How Your Taxes Are Calculated 00:42:50
    7. Tax Deductions 00:51:12
    8. Tax Credits 00:57:41
    9. Getting Your Tax Refund 00:59:17

  2. Nycr c
    July 10, 2021 at 10:05 am

    Thank you for making this video … is my 1st year doing taxes with and ITIN because I’m waiting for my social … and this video is helping me a lot to lear more about taxes .. and how to do it your self .. I paid 280 for some one doing it for me .. but honestly I think I can do it my self next year .. thank you again for this great video .. by the way I love your voice

  3. Lemon Lover
    July 10, 2021 at 10:05 am


  4. Pr1819joy Clod
    July 10, 2021 at 10:05 am

    Taxes are theft

  5. Micheal Smith
    July 10, 2021 at 10:05 am


  6. rajendra modusu
    July 10, 2021 at 10:05 am

    Don't use turbo tax
    U r screwed
    Its better pat accountant little and save a lot

  7. boring midget
    July 10, 2021 at 10:05 am

    It doesn't matter who the IRS sends i'm not paying my taxes!

  8. Simon5005
    July 10, 2021 at 10:05 am

    I use eFile for the first time last week, and they told me the IRS rejected my filing. And the reason why? Because the amount of my 2019 AGI that I gave them was not recognized by the IRS. And I got that amount FROM THEM online!!! Not surprising from this %@#$*-up country. I filed for an extension because I can't be bothered dealing with idiots.

  9. Mungun Erdene
    July 10, 2021 at 10:05 am

    Thank you

  10. Martin Campbell
    July 10, 2021 at 10:05 am

    great video!!
    I have a question…
    if I dont file income taxes this year…..or today, it's tax day lol
    this will be my 4th year in a row without filing

    can I file all 4 in one day or is there a different process??

  11. DFTBAraylie
    July 10, 2021 at 10:05 am

    Thank you so much for this indepth video. I had no idea how to file online, It seemed very intimidating cause I usually use a tax preparer, whom messed up my tax forms and name last year, it was such a waste if money for crappy tax preparation. I learned so much and will be filing my own taxes from now on. 😄

  12. Geoff Bosco
    July 10, 2021 at 10:05 am

    Lol imagine thinking that tax revenue alone allows the government to function.

  13. David Pilch
    July 10, 2021 at 10:05 am

    Can I do any of this right from my phone? No available computer at the moment.

  14. carlos perez
    July 10, 2021 at 10:05 am

    I have a W2 from 2 employers. Do I just add the boxes together for the entry on my 1040 form?

  15. Kim Havens
    July 10, 2021 at 10:05 am

    Why is it saying Free and its not free? I started finishing up and I did all the work and tells
    me to pay $29.00 to file it and then tries to charge me $66.49 for product and services????
    It won't let me select and it won't let me continue unless I hit continue to be charged.

  16. C Phillips
    July 10, 2021 at 10:05 am

    Can we file back years

  17. Taylor Storm
    July 10, 2021 at 10:05 am

    Undivided attention? LOL I'm ADD, but I'll do my best😂🙃

  18. Source Awareness
    July 10, 2021 at 10:05 am

    THANKS, RYAN, mine was easy to file through your E-File link, with your help! Much Appreciation for you; you're Awesome. Best Wishes to you and your loved ones! 👍🏾👍🏾

  19. Drogon Financial
    July 10, 2021 at 10:05 am

    Yes this made sense thank you…

  20. DeathClownGingy
    July 10, 2021 at 10:05 am

    Hey man, great video! Really helpful! I had a question though. I traded stock on Webull and received a 1099-Misc reporting $15.46 in gains. TurboTax wants $90 to file a 1099. Is $15 even a taxable amount? Would I get in legal trouble for just ignoring it?

  21. OverRatedProgrammer
    July 10, 2021 at 10:05 am

    I think it's important to exercise the ability to file taxes on paper and through mail