It’s that time of year again when you face the dreaded job of doing your income taxes. Fortunately, if you are in the low to middle income category, or in the military, there are free services available to help you. Since these are staffed by experienced volunteers, you may find that they save you money as well.
AARP has sites throughout the U.S. You may even see them at your hometown library or church. You can find locations by calling 1-888-227-7669 toll free, or check their website at: http://www.aarp.org/findtaxhelp.
VITA stands for volunteer income tax assistance, and is run by the IRS. It also has numerous sites in communities nationwide. These can be found by calling 1-800-906-9887 .
TCE or tax counseling for the elderly is another program sponsored by the IRS and run by AARP. To find out more information, call 1-800-829-1040, or contact AARP through their website or at 1-888-227-7669.
VITA is also available free for military personnel and their families. These are overseen by the AFTC or Armed Forces Tax Council. Sites are located on military bases.