Posted on: January 15, 2017

Tax filing assistance available

People supported by Employment First programs that have found a job in their community may need resources to help them prepare their taxes this year.

Beginning Friday, January 13, people with incomes of less than $64,000 per year can file their federal returns for free through Free File, the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) free online tax prep software.  The program makes completing a return easier for filers and offers free electronic filing and direct deposit.  Details:

People who need more hands-on assistance filing their returns can look at the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program (  VITA offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.  IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.  Find a VITA site near you. 

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