Free Tax Help with IRS VITA For over fifty years IRS, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites have offered free tax prep help to qualifying individuals across the country. VITA help can commonly be found at a variety of community locations, such as churches, libraries, schools, and more. These sites are an excellent resource for your community members because, in addition to being free, they are run by capable volunteers who are IRS-Certified.
What To Know About VITA
- VITA sites are available for free to qualifying individuals, including those who make $57,000 or less annually, limited English-speaking tax payers, and people with disabilities.
- When visiting a VITA site, preparation is key! The IRS offers a helpful What to Bring resource that highlights the necessary documents to help prepare taxpayers for their visit.
- VITA sites offer can vary in the services they offer from community to community, so it’s important to ensure that the site chosen by a taxpayer is an appropriate fit for their needs.
To learn more about VITA and to locate a site in your area, visit the IRS website.
IRS Online Tools & Resources Be sure to check out the many tools and resources offered to you by the IRS. The IRS has a lot of helpful insight and guidance to make tax prep a breeze, including information on:
- Filing a return
- Correcting or amending a return
- How to check refund status
- Information about payment & penalties
- Coronavirus tax relief info
CFPB Tips for Using Your Tax Refund to Build Your Savings! Check out this helpful guide from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filled with lots of tips and insight focused on helping you and your community learn how maximize your tax refund by putting it work to grow your savings.
Tax Time Guidance for Gig Workers Many employees took on new and alterative approaches to work this year in the face of an ongoing global health crisis. For those who are new to gig work, the IRS has created a helpful resource to make tax prep easier! This resource provides guidance on record keeping, paying estimated taxes, preparing to file, and filing your tax return. Be sure to share this resource with your community so every worker is prepared to file!