Wednesday, March 8, 2017

VITA & Elderly Tax Assistance Programs

Tax assistance

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who 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.
In addition to VITA, the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program offers free tax help for all taxpayers, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors. The IRS-certified volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations that receive grants from the IRS.
To access these resources, you can use the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Locator tool on, or the AARP Tax-Aide Site Locator, which allow users to input their zip code to find the closest locations.  
Please stay in touch.


Denny Heck
Member of Congress

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