February 2, 2009

The IRS is Here to Help

The Internal Revenue Service announced that 12,000 sites will be open to offer free tax prep services. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free help for people earning under $42,000. To locate a VITA site near you, call 800-829-1040. So even if you had a six-figure salary, if you were laid off sometime last year, you might qualify.

If your income is under $56,000, you may access free online federal income tax prep and electronic filing here. Brought to you by a partnership of the IRS and Free File Alliance.

Find out here if you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, dependent on your filing status and income.

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