Thursday, October 16, 2008

Free Tax Assistance

The IRS has programs that offer free tax assistance to low income people, from tax preparation to tax counseling. The following is a list of some of these programs:

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance or VITA is an organization made up of college students, law students, religious, military and community group volunteers that helps low-income taxpayers. Among other things they can assist in the preparation of basic tax returns. VITA is usually located across the country in neighborhood centers, libraries, schools and shopping malls. To find the nearest location contact the IRS.

Tax Counseling for the Elderly or TCE provides help to taxpayers that are 60 years of age or older. Through a network of volunteers the provide tax counseling to the elderly and low income individuals. To find a volunteer site contact the AARP at (888) 227-7669.

The Low-Income Tax Clinic also provides assistance either for free or a nominal fee. In addition to low-income taxpayers they also help individuals that with limited English proficiency or who speak English as a second language.

For additional information or a free consultation about your tax liability and / or unfiled tax returns you can contact a Tax Consultant.

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