Butterfield, Conaway Introduce Free File Resolution

Jan 27, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Monday, G. K. Butterfield (NC-1) and Congressmen Mike Conaway (TX-11) introduced H. Res. 810, a resolution to recognize Free File, a public-private partnership allowing low- and moderate-income taxpayers to use tax preparation software and e-filing services at no cost to the government

“Too many American taxpayers lack access to the support and education they need when it comes to properly preparing their taxes. I am proud to join my fellow Co-Chair of the Free File Caucus, Rep. Mike Conaway in introducing a resolution in recognition of the great importance and impact of the Free File public-private partnership. Cost should not be a barrier to compliance with the law, and now millions of Americans can get the help they need, free of charge—to prepare for and file their taxes,” said Congressman Butterfield.

“Since 2003, over 51 million taxpayers have used Free File to prepare and file their taxes, collectively saving over $1.5 billion in fees. This public-private partnership, which more than 100 million Americans are eligible for, gives low- and mid- income families access to brand-name tax software for free. I’m proud to join my co-chair of the House Free File Caucus, Rep. Butterfield, in introducing this legislation and promoting awareness of this vital program,” said Congressman Conaway.