Free Tax Assistance
March 17, 2014 – TaxTalk Blog
The deadline to file individual income taxes is April 15th. If you haven’t filed yet because you need help or have questions, there are many reputable and free tax assistance organizations that can help you. The IRS and AARP provide two nationwide tax assistance organizations.
The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs offer free tax help for customers who qualify. The VITA Program generally offers free tax help to people who make $52,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. The TCE Program offers free tax help for all with priority assistance to people who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement issues unique to seniors. There are several locations set up around the state.
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program is available free to customers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older.
Another filing option is Indiana freefile (Infreefile). Infreefile is the DOR’s free online filing program for federal and state tax returns. It is fast, easy, and allows users to file through vendors like TurboTax and H&R Block for no charge. Visit www.freefile.dor.in.gov today to see if you qualify.
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