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For more information, check out these resources:
Read these publications online from FCIC:
- Internal Revenue Service
- The "What Ifs" of an Economic Downturn
- How To Get Tax Help
- Filing a Tax Return Online (E-filing or Free-file)
- Tax Resources on the Web
* Names of resources and organizations included in this online article are provided as examples only, and their inclusion does not mean that they are endorsed by the Federal Citizen Information Center or any other Government agency. Also, if a particular resource or organization is not mentioned, this does not mean or imply that it is unsatisfactory.
Free Tax Help
There are lots of free tax help programs out there for people who need it. The IRS offers a guide of tax services. Some highlights:
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)
VITA offers free tax help for low-to-moderate income earners ($42,000 and below) who cannot prepare their own returns. To locate the nearest VITA site, call (800) 829-1040.
Tax Counseling for Seniors
Free tax help for senior citizens from trained volunteers. Call (888) 227-7669 to locate an AARP Tax-Aide site in your neighborhood.
Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs)
LITCs provide help to low income taxpayers, either free or at nominal cost. Some non-English assistance provided. The IRS has more information on low income tax clinics in your area.
Military Personnel Resources
The Armed Forces Tax Council (AFTC) offers free tax help for members of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, and their families. Visit this IRS page for general information about notifying the IRS on overseas deployment, and learn about combat zone tax benefits and other items.