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IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) & Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs

What is the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program?

VITA is a program supported by the IRS that provides people who make roughly $57,000 or less a year with free assistance in preparing their tax returns. offers free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals.

What is Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program?

TCE is a program that offers free help, particularly for those who are age 60 or older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors.

Who is eligible for VITA?

  • People who generally make $57,000 or less a year
  • Persons with disabilities; and
  • Limited English-speaking taxpayers

How to find a VITA or TCE site near you?

The following tools can help you to locate an open site near you: