Free Help Preparing Your Tax Return (ASL) - YouTube video text script
Hi, I’m Patrick, and I work for the IRS.
Did you know that we work with thousands of organizations to help people file their tax returns for free?
That’s right, and you may be eligible for that help.
Generally, if you made about $51,000 or less last year, you can get your tax return prepared for free in your own community.
The work is done by the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs, also known as VITA and TCE.
Besides helping people who earn $51,000 or less, they also help senior citizens, people with disabilities and people who don’t speak English very well.
Trained IRS-certified volunteer preparers are ready to assist you with the sometimes complicated world of taxes.
Each year, they complete millions of tax returns.
These volunteers will not only prepare your tax return, they will also help you receive any tax credits and take any deductions for which you qualify.
And the best part of all is that it’s free.
Additionally, when you make an appointment to meet with someone at our assistance center, you can request a sign language interpreter. Allow time for the center to secure interpreting services.
So, check out our website, IRS.gov, and in the search box type the word VITA to find the VITA or TCE site nearest you.