• Had you faced lots of financial hardships in the previous year of tax filing online?
  • Were you expecting a higher tax refund than what you actually received?
  • How many of you got the biggest shock of life as your expectations of a refund actually ended up owing money?

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Get Tax help from IRS

IRS knows the possible problems that taxpayers may be subjected to. This is where it runs various programs and services such as the following:-

  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program
  • Tax Counseling for Elderly program
  • Taxpayer assistance centers

The above-mentioned programs are primarily placed for giving due assistance to “advise seekers”. Let’s now take a look at them:-

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

As per its name, the service is part of a “volunteer” group that provides assistance regarding tax preparation.

IRS has certified volunteers and they help people by preparing tax filing forms.

There are following people who are eligible to avail the service:-

  • People who make at least $55,000
  • Specially challenged people
  • Older Americans
  • People with limited English speaking skills

Josh Trubow who is a certified financial planner is part of a volunteer group and is quite upbeat at the way people return smiles after being helped. According to Josh, many have overpaid in the last years and after availing of the free service, they got to know about hundreds of dollars which they are happily able to save.

There are certain parameters to qualify for the services, so check for your closest location regarding the same.

Tax Counseling for the Elderly

You need to have attained 60 years of age. You can find the nearest TCEs and VITAs by going to the official website of IRS

IRS Taxpayer Centers

Quite a quick process than the above two where a phone call for setting an appointment can actually help you to get assistance. In a few cases, your queries may even be addressed on-call or else you can find the nearest center location on the IRS website. IRS has appealed taxpayers to go through the content of Publication 3676-B in order to be well aware of what to bring to the appointment venue.

The Taxpayer Advocate Service

Financial problems may arise at any time and if you are also facing any of such issues, then you should check out the Taxpayer Advocate Service or TAS. It is basically an independent identity that is working under the umbrella organization of the IRS.

You can also ask for assistance from the following:-

  • AARP
  • MilTax Filing Service 

Final thoughts

While filing the taxes, there is a feeling of relief, happiness and a sense of accomplishment that you have done your duty where the nation equally feels proud of you. Don’t forget to rejoice in making the right decision at the right time.