Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE)

Phone
(800) 906-9887 (VITA)
(800) 829-1040 (TCE)
Eligibility

Please see below.

Fees
None
Services

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs offer free tax assistance to taxpayers who qualify. Trained community volunteers may help with special credits, such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. In addition to free tax return preparation assistance, most sites also offer free electronic filing (e-filing). Individuals taking advantage of the e-file program will receive their refunds in half the time compared to returns filed on paper – even faster when tax refunds are deposited directly into one's bank account.

The VITA Program offers free tax assistance to low-to-moderate-income (generally, $49,000 and below) people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Certified volunteers sponsored by various organizations receive training to help prepare basic tax returns in communities across the country. VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls and other convenient locations. Most locations also offer free electronic filing. To locate the nearest VITA site, please call (800) 906-9887.

The Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program provides free tax assistance to people aged 60 and older. Trained volunteers from non-profit organizations provide free tax counseling and basic income tax return preparation for senior citizens. Volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations that receive grants from the IRS. For more information on TCE, please call (800) 829-1040. To locate the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, please call (888) 227-7669 or visit AARP's Internet site.

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