Updated: Monday, 18 Mar 2013, 10:21 AM MDT
Published : Monday, 18 Mar 2013, 10:21 AM MDT
Free help preparing your return.
That's next on Tax Break.
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Preparing your tax return can be challenging, but many taxpayers qualify for free help from the IRS.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, or VITA, helps people who make $51,000 or less and need help preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic tax return preparation with electronic filing.
For older taxpayers, the Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program offers priority assistance to taxpayers at least 60 years old. It pays special attention to pensions and retirement issues unique to seniors.
IRS-certified volunteers will also guide other taxpayers through the process if they just need a little help or don't have access to a computer.