Assistance Program (TAP) sites for electronic preparation and filing. Taxpayers have a variety of options to help prepare and file their federal tax return. While some taxpayers prefer to prepare their own return, many others seek help preparing their tax return and determining their tax filing and payment obligations. Filing electronically is the easiest way to file a complete and accurate tax return, and here are several resources that can help you along the process.
Electronic filing is the easiest way to file a complete and accurate tax return. You can use Free File software or commercial tax preparation software and file your taxes electronically. In addition to free tax software, trained MilTax consultants can provide free tax help over the phone and via live chat. IRS-certified volunteers offer free preparation of basic income tax returns with electronic filing to individuals and families who meet certain income eligibility requirements.
By law, tax preparers must give you a copy of the Consumer Bill of Rights with respect to tax preparers before starting any conversation about tax preparation services. A federal grant program that helps community organizations prepare their taxes free of charge for people with low and moderate incomes, people with disabilities, older Americans, and people who speak English to a limited extent. As in VITA, community organizations and non-profit organizations use grant money to prepare their taxes for free. Most of the free packages cover Form 1040 and can help you apply for credits such as the child tax credit or the earned income tax credit.
This page can also be a resource for taxpayers who want the help of tax professionals on the Affordable Care Act tax provisions that affect returns filed this year. IRS Free File provides access to free guided tax preparation software from several tax preparation companies, including major brands such as TaxAct and TaxSlayer. Many of the major tax software providers offer free tax preparation software for people with really simple tax situations. A federal grant program that helps community organizations prepare their taxes for free with a focus on tax issues related to pensions and retirement.
This year there are no virtual or in-person tax preparation services on or in connection with this site.