Yes, it’s that time of year again – tax time!
You may be able to get your taxes prepared for free AND from a reputable source.
There’s help if you’re a senior or have a low to moderate income.
Go to www.IRS.gov to find information on the VITA program (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), the TCE Program and AARP Tax-Aide.
There you can learn
- If you qualify for the program
- What to do bring to the meeting
- Locations near you
You don’t have to be afraid to use these services. The tax preparers at these programs are certified volunteers who work under a qualified supervisor. The location near me is at the local community college and is supervised by a CPA and Chair of the Accounting Department.
Each location will have different hours, so check before you make the trip. Some will take appointments and some are walk-in only.
If you qualify, you may save yourself a few hundred dollars. You’ll get the work done at no cost to yourself and a trained preparer can catch details that might net you a bigger return.
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