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How To Get Your Tax Return Done For Free Or Reduced Price

How To Get Your Tax Return Done For Free Or Reduced Price

Find out what you need to to to have your taxes prepared for free in York, Lancaster, and Harrisburg.

These Programs are available to the elderly and people that make less than $55,000 per year. You could qualify and get your taxes prepared by volunteers. Go here to learn what you should bring. or download the Offical Flyer to Here Learn More.

What are these programs?

More than just alphabet soup, these stand for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counselling for the Elderly (TCE). These programs work hand in hand with the IRS, so you know that everything’s coming together in an official way that will give you all of the benefits of a formal assistance, and none of the red tape that is often associated with it.

VITA: This is a specialized tax service that offers help to people who make less than $55,000 per year, or for those with disabilities, Non-English speakers, and others.  Entirely run by volunteers, VITA offers free tax help so that everyone can formally and legally file their taxes by relying on IRS-certified volunteers.

TCE:Also run by IRS-certified volunteers, TCE is a unique program that offers free help for filers over the age of 60 and those who have specific questions about retirement and pensions in context to filing taxes.

These programs contain mostly retired people from non-profit organizations, and these programs are typically run by grants that are hosted by IRS.  

Interested in these programs?

If you or someone that you know is interested in participating in these programs, take a look at the local spots that are working with the IRS and VITA and TCE to see when and where to go for tax help this season:

Don’t qualify for either of these programs?

If you have looked at the guidelines to both of these IRS-sponsored programs and discovered that you don’t qualify for either of them, don’t despair.  You can find some great resources that may be helpful for your own filing needs here:

E-File.com

If you’re interested in doing it yourself this may be the Service for you. They offer Free E-Filing of your Federal Return and a $23.95 State Tax Return. Save 30% with code SAVE30

E-File.com

Tax season is often a hard time for those who are trying to juggle life’s responsibilities as well as prepare their files for tax appointments.  To make this frantic time easier, IRS has designed these two unique programs to help take the strain off of other accountants and tax specialists as well as offer support within these often neglected groups.

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