IRS offers free tax preparation


March 5, 2019

The IRS sponsors two free tax preparation programs to people with lower and moderate incomes:

  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance: VITA offers free tax return preparation for eligible taxpayers who generally earn $55,000 or less.
  • Tax Counseling for the Elderly: TCE Offers service to all taxpayers but, focuses on tax issues unique to seniors.

Some additional details about these programs:

  • Most sites around the country are open now.
  • VITA and TCE provide free electronic filing.
  • Certified volunteers help you get all your eligible the tax benefits. 
  • Some sites provide bilingual assistance.
  • Volunteers can help with military tax topics.
  • You may be able to prepare your own tax returns. 

Find the nearest VITA site using the VITA Locator, through the IRS2Go app, or by calling 800-906-9887.