1. Get Organized File Your Taxes Free In Person
If you need help filing your federal and state taxes in person, here are some trusted services that can help you for free in your community:
IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers offer free tax help to people with low to moderate incomes (usually $50,000 and below). VITA sites are usually located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls and other local places. To find the nearest VITA site, call 1 (800)-906-9887 (toll-free) or search for the closest location online.
IRS-certified AARP volunteers offer free tax help to people ages 60 and up with low to moderate incomes. Tax preparation and help is available from February 1-April 15 at 6,500 locations. Some sites offer help in several languages. Some sites will also assist people under age 60, but you must call to verify. Enter your zip code into this AARP Tax-Aide Site Locator to find a tax help location near you.
Remember, the deadline to file your taxes is Monday, April 15, 2013.