Taxes

March 17, 2020
Free Tax Preparation is Still Available

You may have been planning to get assistance with your free tax preparation at a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) location near you. Unfortunately, to protect the public and volunteers from COVID-19, many VITAs have had to close their in-person tax preparation sites. We know that a tax refund can be a big deal, especially now. We…

March 15, 2020
Do I need to file a tax return if my only income is Social Security?

Submitted by anonymous. That’s a great question, as many Americans’ only source of income is Social Security. Social Security income is taxed for federal and state income tax purposes. If your earned income exceeds IRS 2019 filing guidelines, you are required to file a tax return with the IRS and in most states. Do I…

January 29, 2020
How to Maximize Your Savings During Tax Time

Taxes can seem daunting. But there are a lot of free resources out there to help you file your taxes for free, get reliable help with your taxes, take advantage of tax credits that you qualify for, and even win prizes this tax season! Here are four resources you should be aware of for tax-time.…

January 28, 2020
What is the Earned Income Tax Credit?

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC or EIC) is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. To qualify, you must meet certain requirements. You must also file a tax return even if you don’t owe any taxes or are not required to fil...

February 10, 2020
How does Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) work?

Are you over the age of 60 looking for free help with your taxes? If so, consider taking advantage of an IRS program called The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program. This program partners with a variety of organizations, like AARP, to offer...