Income Tax Assistance and Tax Credit Information

The filing deadline is midnight Monday, April 18, 2016! Volunteers can help you file taxes for 2015 and the 3 previous years.

Get Your Taxes Done FREE

Every January through April, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and AARP Tax-Aide preparers, trained to IRS standards, file your taxes for FREE. Get your refund fast if you e-file and use direct deposit. These services are subject to income eligibility. Find a tax assistance site near you.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Helps the following people (varies by site) with income taxes for free:

  • Individuals and families with low to moderate incomes
  • People with disabilities
  • Senior citizens

PLEASE NOTE: Assistance is for individuals only. It is not available for people who are self-employed or those who received income from rental properties nor for businesses of any size. Sites operate as walk-in, by appointment, or both. See individual listings for details.

AARP Tax-Aide

Helps the following people (varies by site) with income taxes for free:

  • Individuals and families with low to moderate incomes
  • 1-person small business or self-employed (limited)
  • People with disabilities
  • Senior citizens

PLEASE NOTE: Tax-Aide cannot prepare returns involving foreclosures, rental property or farm income. Tax-Aide sites operate as walk-in, by appointment, or both. See individual listings for details.

What To Take With You

  • Social Security card or IRS ITIN card or ITIN letter for all household members
  • Picture ID for taxpayer and spouse
  • Proof of all income, including W-2 and 1099 forms
  • Name, address, and tax ID# of child care provider
  • Amount of money paid to child care provider last year
  • Account and routing numbers for direct deposit
  • Copy of last year’s tax return (if available)
  • If married filing jointly, both adults must be present to sign the required forms
  • Forms 1095-A, B or C (Affordable Health Care Statements)*

*If you had health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace:

If anyone in your household enrolled in a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace, you’ll get a Form 1095-A — Health Insurance Marketplace Statement. Use it to file your federal income tax return.

If you had health coverage from another source, like a job, Medicare, Medicaid, or a plan you bought outside the Marketplace:

  • You’ll report this simply by checking a box on your federal income tax form
  • You won’t have to fill out any additional tax forms
  • You won’t get a Form 1095-A

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