Need help preparing taxes? The Internal Revenue Service has two programs that offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program offers free tax
help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. The Tax Counseling for the Elderly program offers free tax help for all taxpayers, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors. IRS-certified volunteers provide the services through both programs.
More information on these programs can be found on the IRS website
. To find the closest to location, visit https://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep
and type in a zip code. Some locations may require an appointment and others allow walk-in service. Be sure to check the list on the IRS website
to learn what items to bring when visiting with a tax preparer.