• Tax filing help is available
     | March 19,2013

    BURLINGTON — Vermonters making $57,000 or less are eligible for a free tax filing service.

    The service is a public-private partnership between the Internal Revenue Service and commercial tax software companies. Those with incomes of $57,000 or less are eligible to use Free File’s easy filing software, and anyone can use the service’s online fillable forms at no cost. Nearly 36 million Americans have already used Free File, according to the IRS.

    The software can be accessed on the IRS website at www.freefile.irs.gov.

    Additionally, Vermonters making less than $51,000 may be eligible to receive free help preparing their state and federal returns through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Also, Vermonters age 60 and older may qualify for help under the Tax
    Counseling for the Elderly program.

    Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., is reminding Vermonters of the programs.

    For information on how to access these programs, Vermonters can call 800-906-9887 (for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and 888-227-7669 (for Tax Counseling for the Elderly).

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