The tax deadline may be more than a month away, but if you’re looking for some free help with your filings, you’ve only got a week left.
The IRS is offering free income tax preparation and e-filing at Smithfield Library in Birmingham through Monday, Mar. 14. Volunteers who have been trained and tested by the IRS will aid those low-to-moderate income filers.
The volunteers will be able to assist with services including account inquiries, setting up an IRS payment plan, getting a tax return transcript or getting answers to tax law questions. Volunteers for most people will not be able to accept payments or prepare tax returns on site.
However, a certified volunteer will be able to prepare returns for those who qualify. If you earn $49,000 or less, or are 60 years or older, you may obtain free preparation assistance along with electronic filing through VITA or Tax Counseling for the Elderly.