It’s the time of the year where people are filing their taxes. Some people use TurboTax while others spend money and get H&R Block to do the work. What if I told you that there are people that will file your taxes for free? Keep reading to figure out how.
For the last five years, I’ve used different VITA locations to get my taxes filed. VITA stands for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. I haven’t had any problems with them. You have to make less than $52,000 to get assistance, though. Hopefully next year they won’t be able to help me then 🙂
The 1st thing that you need to do is to go to the IRS website. You will see a box that says file your tax return. Click that box. You would then click the box to your left that says, individuals.
Here is a screenshot of what your page should look like after you click on individuals.
The next page has information on items to bring.
Click the link that says “Find a VITA Site Near You.”
Here is a screenshot of the next page below.
You should see different places that you can go to get your taxes done. It will have the dates and the hours that they will be filing. To be 100% sure, you can also call the location to check availability. As I stated earlier, this place is perfect if you make under $52,000. If you have a to file a lot of 1099 forms or have a lot of things that you are trying to write off, I wouldn’t go to one of the VITA locations. I would check with a professional.
Have you ever used a free tax preparation or VITA site before? Do you usually file your taxes yourself?