Free Tax Preparation Services – Be Cautious
If you made $57,000 or less, you may qualify to use free tax software offered through a private-public partnership with software manufacturers and the IRS. Visit www.irs.gov/freefile to review your options.
Be careful though, as these free services may be for the IRS only and you might still need to file a state return separately. Some less scrupulous tax preparers advertise free tax preparation but only for your federal return. Once they draw you in the door and have you sitting at their desk they will advise of the fee’s for the state filing !!!
There are also some excellent local services that offer low income and elderly tax payers free preparation for all there taxes and are provided by volunteers truly committed to your best interest. For more information about this or any other tax topic call our local office anytime.