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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The Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program has 10 sites located throughout Ventura County:
A five-year software deal has been secured by the Evans-based company to offer software services to the Internal Revenue Services Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs.
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.
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.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs staff hundreds of centers statewide and offer free, easily accessible help with form preparation through April 17.
For those who want free help completing their tax forms, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs staff more than 1,800 centers statewide.