Tax Questions

How to prepare my tax for free?


There are many ways to prepare your tax return for free. First of all, each year from the beginning of February through April 15, the AARP, tax aide, or other tax preparation assistance programs offer tax preparation help for people who need them, with the emphasis on elderly taxpayers and low income taxpayers.

AARP and IRS approved helpers

You can have your tax return prepared for free by going to one of these IRS approved helpers. They are usually at public libraries and community centers. Check with the libraries before you go to have your tax return prepared for free the times they will be there.

There are also other community help services to help people prepare their tax returns.

However, since you will not pay any of these helpers any money for their tax preparation help, they will not put their name on your tax return. The tax return will be viewed by the IRS as if it was prepared by you and not by the tax aide.


Free tax preparation software

There are many tax preparation software that will allow you to prepare your tax return for free. But, they will try to charge you a small amount of money when you want to move forward and file your tax return which you have prepared. However, if you don't want to spend money e-filing your tax return, you can print out the 1040 form as well as additional forms and send them to the IRS.

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