Company:  PUTNAM TAX FREE INCOME TR ... (PAMLX)
Form Type:  485BPOS
Filing Date:  5/16/2018 
CIK:  0000771951 
Address:  ONE POST OFFICE SQ 
City, State, Zip:  BOSTON, Massachusetts 02109 
Telephone:  (617) 292-1000 
Fiscal Year:  07/31 
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  FORM 485BPOS
    SHAREHOLDER FEES
    OPERATING EXPENSES
    FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TABLE
    Goal
      SHAREHOLDER FEES
      OPERATING EXPENSES
    Performance
      SALES CHARGES
      BENEFICIAL OWNERS
      FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TABLE
    Appendix
    Statement of Additional Information Supplement ...
    Statement of Additional Information dated November 30, 2017
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
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      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      ASSETS AND LIABILITIES
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
      STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
      FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TABLE
      Note 1: Significant accounting policies
    Statement of Additional Information Supplement February 1, 2018
    SUPPLEMENT TO THE STATEMENT OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OF ALL ...
      CHARGES AND EXPENSES
        TRUSTEE OWNERSHIP
        COMPENSATION TABLE
        BENEFICIAL OWNERS
        SALES CHARGES
        SALES CHARGES
        SALES CHARGES
        SALES CHARGES
        TRUSTEE OWNERSHIP
      HOW TO BUY SHARES
        SALES CHARGES
        SALES CHARGES
        SALES CHARGES
        SALES CHARGES
        SALES CHARGES
        SALES CHARGES
        BENEFICIAL OWNERS
        BENEFICIAL OWNERS
        BENEFICIAL OWNERS
        BENEFICIAL OWNERS
        PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      MISCELLANEOUS INVESTMENTS, INVESTMENT PRACTICES AND RISKS
      Legal and Regulatory Risks Relating to Investment Strategy
      Preferred Stocks and Convertible Securities
      MANAGEMENT
        NAME AND TITLE
        NAME AND TITLE
        NAME AND TITLE
        NAME AND TITLE
        NAME AND TITLE
        NAME AND TITLE
        NAME AND TITLE
        NAME AND TITLE
      Putnam Management and its Affiliates
      Portfolio Transactions
      Personal Investments by Employees of Putnam Management and ...
      Management and Officers and Trustees of the Fund
      DETERMINATION OF NET ASSET VALUE
      Shareholder Information
    Appendix A
    Appendix B
      Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      ASSETS AND LIABILITIES
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
      STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
      FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TABLE
      SHAREHOLDER FEES
      OPERATING EXPENSES
      FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TABLE
      Goal
        SHAREHOLDER FEES
        OPERATING EXPENSES
      Performance
        SALES CHARGES
        BENEFICIAL OWNERS
        FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TABLE
    Appendix
    Statement of Additional Information Supplement ...
    Statement of Additional Information dated November 30, 2017
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
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      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      ASSETS AND LIABILITIES
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
      STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
      FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TABLE
    Statement of Additional Information Supplement February 1, 2018
    SUPPLEMENT TO THE STATEMENT OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OF ALL ...
      CHARGES AND EXPENSES
        TRUSTEE OWNERSHIP
        COMPENSATION TABLE
        BENEFICIAL OWNERS
        SALES CHARGES
        SALES CHARGES
        SALES CHARGES
        SALES CHARGES
        TRUSTEE OWNERSHIP
      HOW TO BUY SHARES
        SALES CHARGES
        SALES CHARGES
        SALES CHARGES
        SALES CHARGES
        SALES CHARGES
        SALES CHARGES
        BENEFICIAL OWNERS
        BENEFICIAL OWNERS
        BENEFICIAL OWNERS
        BENEFICIAL OWNERS
        PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      MISCELLANEOUS INVESTMENTS, INVESTMENT PRACTICES AND RISKS
      Legal and Regulatory Risks Relating to Investment Strategy
      Preferred Stocks and Convertible Securities
      MANAGEMENT
        NAME AND TITLE
        NAME AND TITLE
        NAME AND TITLE
        NAME AND TITLE
        NAME AND TITLE
        NAME AND TITLE
        NAME AND TITLE
        NAME AND TITLE
      Putnam Management and its Affiliates
      Portfolio Transactions
      Personal Investments by Employees of Putnam Management and ...
      Management and Officers and Trustees of the Fund
      DETERMINATION OF NET ASSET VALUE
      Shareholder Information
    Appendix A
    Appendix B
      Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
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      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS
      ASSETS AND LIABILITIES
      STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
      STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
      FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TABLE
    PART C
      Item 28. Exhibits
      Item 29. Persons Controlled by or Under Common Control with ...
      Item 30. Indemnification
      Item 31. Business and Other Connections of the Investment ...
      Item 32. Principal Underwriter
      Item 33. Location of Accounts and Records
      Item 34. Management Services
      Item 35. Undertakings
    SIGNATURES
  EXHIBIT 99.J OTHER OPININ
  EXHIBIT 99.J OTHER OPININ
  EXHIBIT 99.N 18F-3 PLAN