Tax Counseling for the Elderly
Trained volunteers from non-profit organizations provide free tax counseling and basic income tax return preparation for senior citizens. Volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations that receive grants from the Internal Revenue Service. To learn more call1-800-829-1040 or visit the IRS Web site.
With special attention to those age 60 and older, trained volunteer counselors assist low and middle income individuals in preparing their taxes. To learn more about becoming an AARP Tax-Aide volunteer, click here or call 1-888-227-7669.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistant (VITA)
Volunteers, sponsored by various organizations, receive training to help prepare basic tax returns in communities across the country for low to moderate income individuals. VITA sites are generally located in community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations. For more information about VITA, call toll free, 1-800-829-1040 or visit your local IRS office Web site.