By Marnina Delahanty
At Asurea, we want to ease your TAX SEASON anxieties. So, we’re exploring free or reduced-cost solutions to your tax challenges in a six-part series. In Part 1, “Free IRS-Sponsored Tax Assistance,” we looked into VITA, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, where volunteers are trained by the IRS itself. Now we turn to Part 2 and consider more free programs offering reliable tax-prep help.
FREE Tax Prep WITHOUT Income Limits!!!
The United Way offers free tax help for basic state and federal income taxes through its program, MyFreeTaxes.com. For the first time ever, the non-profit is offering the service to all taxpayers, with NO INCOME LIMITS! They partnered with H&R Block, which contributes its tax processing software at no cost. You can talk with a representative in multiple languages live via online chat or a good old fashioned phone call. MyFreeTaxes helpline, (866) 698-9435, is available 10 AM to 10 PM EST seven days a week through April 30, 2020!
Not Just for the Elderly!
In spite of its name, the Tax Counseling for the Elderly program is open to participants of all ages. It’s available to everyone whose needs are limited to filing simple state and federal taxes. That said, the program specializes in retirement and pension-related issues. Check online to find out where your nearest TCE office is, or call 800-906-9887.
It’d be natural to assume that tax preparation sponsored by the AARP would strictly serve only retirees and the elderly. But that’d be wrong. At Tax Aid Sites throughout the country, the AARP offers free tax prep help for simple state and federal returns to everyone, regardless of age! Many of the volunteers helping customers complete their taxes are seniors themselves. Reassuringly, all training is done by the IRS itself, and all volunteers earn their IRS certification. Find your nearest Tax Aid Site online, or call 888-227-7669.
Our Message to You
We at Asurea understand the anxiety tax season can create. We hope the information in this series reduces your stress with truly useful and applicable content. If you’re looking for peace of mind for yourself and your family, give us a call. We’re here to help.
Asurea: 916-888-1807 or 800-689-5490 x121
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