This is a great service because it takes less time to prepare your returns, you know when we receive your return because the online tax-software provider will send you e-mail notification, and you'll get your refund much faster.

But to get the free deal, you have to access the Oregon Free File Alliance provider from the links on the department's Web site only. You can't get the free deal from the IRS Web site or by going directly to the provider's home page.