VITA sites offer free and reliable tax filing services that can ease the stress of tax filing and help you get the most out of your tax return.
VITA is an IRS-sponsored program that prioritizes accuracy. Free tax preparation programs have an accuracy rate of over 90 percent, the highest in the industry. The annual training that VITA volunteers undergo helps prevent the IRS from performing additional verification and reduces the time taxpayers spend to get tax filing mistakes corrected.
VITA offers free tax preparation for workers regardless of age.
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A Drop-Off service has been implemented to provide an alternative to the traditional face-to-face site model. All you have to do is drop off (or have someone drop off) your tax documents at any of these locations.
Your tax returns will be completed and quality reviewed within 7 days of document drop off. Once they are finished you retrieve, review, and submit your return. Rapid e-filing is available too.
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Online free tax preparation offers a convenient and reliable way to file your taxes.
If you’re comfortable using computers and confident preparing your own taxes, consider using a free online tax software.
MyFreeTaxes is an easy online tool that helps you file your taxes for free. While there isn’t an income limit to use this program, you cannot use it if you have self-employment income. The site offers free step-by-step guidance to filing taxes. The program is simple to use, and they provide assistance through email or online chat. Tax filing is completely free for both federal and state tax filing.
MyFreeTaxes offers a broader range of tax forms than most VITA sites. If you’re not comfortable using the website on your own, many free tax preparation sites will offer on-site help with the platform.
IRS Free File
The IRS Free File Program is a public-private partnership between the IRS and many tax preparation and filing software industry leaders who provide their brand-name products for free. It provides two ways for taxpayers to prepare and file their federal income tax online for free:
Traditional IRS Free File provides free online tax preparation and filing options on IRS partner sites. IRS' partners are online tax preparation companies that develop and deliver this service at no cost to qualifying taxpayers. Please note, only taxpayers whose adjusted gross income (or AGI) is $69,000 or less qualify for any IRS Free File partner offers.
Free File Fillable Forms are electronic federal tax forms you can fill out and file online for free. If you choose this option, you should know how to prepare your own tax return. Please note, it is the only IRS Free File option available for taxpayers whose income (AGI) is greater than $69,000.
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Virtual VITA is a platform designed to prioritize the clients' time without compromising the human aspect that taxpayers have come to expect from NFTC's VITA.
A part of the Virtual VITA process you will gather your tax documents and take photographs of them or upload them to your device (smartphone or computer) so they are available electronically. Once you have completed an intake appointment with one of our intake specialists your taxes will be prepared by one of our certified tax preparers.
With your approval, after your completed tax return has been reviewed we will e-file your federal and state returns.
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