Tax Counseling for the Elderly


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Tax Counseling for the Elderly

A program the IRS sponsors to provide free tax advice and preparation to persons 60 years of age and older. The IRS provides grants to non-profit organizations to train volunteers to provide these services. While the volunteers are not paid, they are reimbursed through grants for meals, transportation, and similar expenses. The program was created in 1978.
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Many Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly sites provide bilingual support statewide to taxpayers needing help to complete simple tax returns.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs have trained hundreds of volunteers to help California taxpayers complete their tax returns.
For those who want help completing their tax forms, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs staff more than 1,100 volunteer centers statewide.
Free assistance is also available at more than 1,100 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly sites statewide.
This service, labeled Tax Counseling for the Elderly, is not strictly limited to seniors but is available to other low-income persons.
For free help completing simple tax returns, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs staff more than 1,800 volunteer centers statewide.