The Internal Revenue Service sponsors the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and offers free help to taxpayers in several of its offices in convenient community locations. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program or VITA is a program in which the IRS trains volunteers to assist taxpayers in community locations to provide free basic income tax return preparation.
While the IRS offers assistance through a variety of sources, you should first check the IRS website, www.irs.gov. There, you’ll find tools and resources that can handle anything from answering tax law questions to helping you file your federal income tax return for free to tracking your refund or making payment arrangements.
The IRS also sponsors the Community Outreach Tax Education Program, which offers tax seminars to assist taxpayers in preparing their tax return. The seminars may cover a variety of topics tailored to the need of your group or organization. Call an IRS office close to you for more information about these services.
Page Last Reviewed or Updated: March 20, 2014