Tax Preparation Assistance
|Tax Preparation Assistance for 2016
If you need assistance filling out your tax forms, there are a couple options for you to choose from. Both AARP tax aides and VITA Tax Preparation Service will assist you for free. To see where the AARP and VITA tax preparation assistance will be provided and when, click on the highlighted area below where it says, "click here".
AARP TaxAide (Click Here)
AARP serves low and middle income taxpayers with special attention to those age 60 and over.
Staff at these sites can prepare returns which involve more complex issues such as taxable refunds, alimony, simple business income, capital gains (such as from stock sales) IRA distribution, pensions, penalties from early withdrawal from savings accounts, IRA deductions, social security benefits and some other tax items. Services will become available in February 2016.
VITA Tax Preparation Service English (Click Here)
VITA Tax Preparation Service Spanish (Click Here)
VITA provides free income tax preparation for those with a household income less that $54,000 annually. Assistance with Earned Income Tax Credits, Homestead Credit, and other eligible credits can be provided. Some additional services including: foodshare pre-screening, energy assistance information, healthcare insurance enrollment and information on low balance checking and savings accounts will be provided at select locations. Services will become available on January 19, 2016
Important Tax Information
As tax filing season begins, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Treasury Department are once again putting in place resources to help tax filers understand how health care intersects with their taxes. Reporting information about health coverage is still a new process, but it is becoming a routine part of tax season. In order to help address questions individuals may have about their responsibilities, the Administration is highlighting available resources and tools to help make the process as easy as possible. To learn more about this process and get access to the tools (click here).