When tax time rolls around, everything is neatly organized, so all you are doing is waiting on documents from various sources. Once they come in. It’s time to head to the neighborhood tax preparer. Or is it?
For people who make less than $51,000 per year. There is a program called VITA. It is a volunteer program. These IRS certified volunteers help prepare basic tax returns, for eligible taxpayers. They have all the latest information, on all the tax credits and deductions. They electronically file the taxes for the qualified taxpayer, for free. You can usually find them at community centers and libraries and other convenient locations during tax season.
The American Association of Retired Persons, has offered trained volunteers to help those with low to moderate income. They have been helping file taxes since 1968. It is offered throughout the United States. This is a service they offer for free. The volunteers are all trained on the latest credits, deductions, and how to use the latest software.
The IRS has a program for preparing taxes especially for the elderly and for those of us sixty years of age or older such as the VITA program, the IRS issues grants to help provide the services. All the volunteers for this program have been trained for our needs in particular. You can find a location for these services, nearest to you by calling the IRS’s general hotline. They will be happy, to help chiptuning file service you in any way that they can.
There are more and more online companies willing to do your tax preparation for free, as long as it is a basic preparation. They are offering these services because it is easier to do online, at your convenience. They advertise other services on their sites that may interest you, either now or in the future. Services for more complicated tax preparations are available.
Some of these companies you probably have become real familiar with, because of their advertisements. Turbotax and H&R block have become more and more popular with the free tax preparation services they offer on line. They keep their software up to date, and try to keep it as user friendly as possible.
There are many more that are rising to meet the public’s needs. Liberty tax, has promised an easier to use software, and the utmost customer satisfaction. TaxAct is another tax preparation service that has free basic filing and additional services as well. Most of these companies offer free support and some, even offer audit support.