Free tax help for low-income, elderly taxpayers

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About 12,000 free tax preparation sites are available this year for low-income and elderly taxpayers. The Internal Revenue Service has expanded its partnerships with nonprofit and community organizations that perform tax preparation services.

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program offers free tax help to people who earn less than $40,000. The Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program offers free tax help to taxpayers who are 60 or older.

VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools or shopping malls. Most locations also offer free electronic filing.

To find a VITA site, call 1-800-829-1040.

One Response to Free tax help for low-income, elderly taxpayers

  1. The public library has a list of locations and hours on their tax assistance website. Here is the list.

    Anonymous
    February 13, 2008 at 12:30 pm