Tax season has started with the IRS accepting refunds beginning Jan. 24, but there are free options for qualifying Americans.
Millions utilize the IRS Free File option, which has the government partner with private tax prep places to help you file for free.
This operation started in 2003, according to Marca.
Your income determines whether you will qualify for tax prep help from a partnering tax preparation business.
TurboTax and H&R Block will not be part of the program in 2022.
Both services have their own free programs.
Who can get the IRS Free File?
The organization is through the IRS and a non profit agency called Free File Alliance.
This makes it so anyone making less that $73,000 can qualify.
70% of American taxpayers can use the program.
Visit the IRS website to learn more.
State returns are usually included with the services offered.
If you do not speak English, you can get help with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
If you make under $58,000 you qualify for this program.
It’s geared to low to moderate income taxpayers, taxpayers with disabilities, elderly, and non-native English speakers.
FingerLakes1.com is the region’s leading all-digital news publication. The company was founded in 1998 and has been keeping residents informed for more than two decades. Have a lead? Send it to [email protected]