With tax season just around the corner it’s the perfect time to gather practical tools and get the support you need. For instance, did you know that the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counselling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify?
Services that may be provided are assistance with wages and salaries, State Tax Refunds, Simple Capital Gain/Loss, Social Security Benefits, self-employment income, and much more. Download the Free Tax Help from IRS Certified Tax Volunteers Fact Sheet to learn what services may be offered in your community.
Read the IRS Identity Theft Information for Taxpayers. In this fact sheet you’ll learn what tax-related identity is and how to reduce your risk. Tax theft occurs when someone uses your stolen Social Security number (SSN) to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund. If you become a victim, we are committed to resolving your case as quickly as possible. You may be unaware that this has happened until you e-file your return and discover that a return already has been filed using your SSN. Or, the IRS may send you a letter saying it has identified a suspicious return using your SSN.
Learn what you can do today to Protect Yourself from Tax Time Scams in this article published on AARP’s website.