Free Tax Return Assistance

The following programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. See the IRS website for more information, including qualifications, what to bring, and site locations.

VITA – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

VITA volunteers provide free tax preparation service to low- income and elderly taxpayers. Some VITA sites can file electronically. To find a VITA site near you, see the IRS site Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers, or call 211 or 1-800-906-9887. If you call 211, you can make an appointment or find out about the walk-in hours for all the sites statewide.

TCE – Tax Counseling for the Elderly

The TCE Program offers free tax help for all, with priority assistance to persons 60 years of age and older. TCE specializes in questions about pensions and retirement issues unique to seniors. IRS-certified volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations.

To find an AARP Tax-Aide site near you, visit the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Locat0r or call 211 or 1-888-227-7669.

Earn it. Keep it. Save it.

Earn it. Keep it. Save it. is a coalition of statewide partners from the public, private and non-profit sectors and provides free tax preparation and filing assistance for people who make $64,000 or less and want to prepare their own federal and state tax return, FOR FREE, with limited assistance. To get started, taxpayers need basic computer skills, Internet access, an email address, a valid Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), and tax documentation.

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