The IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals.
The VITA program has operated for over 50 years, offering free tax help to:
- People who generally make $57,000 or less
- Persons with disabilities; and
- Limited English-speaking taxpayers
who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.
In addition to VITA, the TCE program offers free tax help, particularly for those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors.
While the IRS manages the VITA and TCE programs, the VITA/TCE sites are managed by IRS partners and staffed by their volunteers who want to make a difference in their communities. The IRS-certified volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations that receive grants from the IRS.
VITA/TCE services are not only free, but they are also a reliable and trusted source for preparing tax returns. All VITA/TCE volunteers who prepare returns must take and pass tax law training that meets or exceeds IRS standards. This training includes maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of all taxpayer information. In addition to requiring volunteers to certify their knowledge of the tax laws, the IRS requires a quality review check for every return prepared at a VITA/TCE site prior to filing. Each filing season, tens of thousands of dedicated VITA/TCE volunteers prepare millions of federal and state returns. They also assist taxpayers with the preparation of thousands of Facilitated Self-Assistance returns.
Applications are being accepted for CA COVID-19 Rent Relief. If you’re behind on rent due to a COVID-19 financial hardship, visit HousingIsKey.com or call 833-430-2122 to see if you are eligible, and apply.
Se aceptan aplicaciones para Ayuda Con La Renta de COVID-19 de California. Si está atrasado en el pago de la renta debido a una dificultad financiera COVID-19, visite HousingIsKey.com o llame al 833-430-2122 para ver si es elegible y para aplicar.
LADWP and the City of Los Angeles are here to help LA City residents who may be experiencing income loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Low-income residents may be eligible to receive a one-time $500 check in the mail to help pay bills such as gas, cellular phone, wi-fi, internet and cable television services.
Funding is limited.
Online Applications ONLY.
Accepted between November 2 and November 15, 2020.