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IRS-certified tax preparers help millions of people 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 and AARP Tax Aide sites operate nationwide and offer many convenient options for free tax filing, including in-person service, online, mobile, and drop-off options. IRS Certified VITA and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide preparers offer free tax help to people who need assistance, including:

  • People who generally make $60,000 or less
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Limited English-speaking taxpayers
  • People 60 years old or older

Find a VITA or AARP Tax Aide site in your area

1040 Individual Income Tax Return form on a computer screen

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


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.


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