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Get the word out! IRS-certified tax preparers at WJCC-CAA help residents keep more of their money


Did you know that many Americans can keep more of their money at tax time by getting free tax preparation from IRS-certified volunteer preparers? The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide programs provide free preparation – without upcharges or hidden fees – and serve taxpayers using rigorous IRS preparation standards and certified tax preparers.


How to access free tax assistance services

Free in-person tax preparation sites

IRS VITA sites operate nationwide and offer many convenient options for free tax filing, including in-person service, online, mobile, and drop-off options.


Consumers can get free tax preparation assistance through VITA sites if they meet any of the following qualifications:

  • Income of $58,000 or less

  • 60 years old or older

  • Have a disability

  • Speak limited English

WJCC-CAA serves as a VITA site for the 2023 Tax season.


Online resources for free IRS-certified tax preparation

There are also additional online resources that provide the same trusted support from IRS-certified preparers.


GetYourRefund.org

GetYourRefund.org lets you upload pictures of your W-2s and other tax papers, so an IRS-certified tax preparer can complete your tax return for you and help you to file your taxes. This service is absolutely free, and everything is taken care of over the internet. You never have to travel to a tax site or sit in a waiting room.


MyFreeTaxes.com

Consumers can also use MyFreeTaxes.com to prepare and file their own tax returns with assistance from IRS-certified tax preparers.


Get the word out

You don’t need to be a tax expert yourself to help people access free filing options. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has prepared resources to help you spread the word, including a flyer in English and Spanish to filing your taxes in 2023.


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Consider supporting the WJCC-CAA VITA site as a volunteer.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tax preparer or assisting in other ways, you can sign up to volunteer below. You don’t need to be a tax professional; people of all backgrounds are welcome to volunteer. Volunteers receive training to help taxpayers file accurate tax returns.




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