Published: April 13, 2022 | Last Updated: January 25, 2023
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance/Tax Counseling for the Elderly
View our interactive tax map to see where you are in the tax process. It could help you navigate your way through the IRS.
IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Most VITA and TCE sites are open during the peak months of the filing season and some are open longer.
Use the locator to find the VITA or TCE site nearest you or call 1-800-906-9887.
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) independently operates its Tax-Aide program of volunteers who prepare returns between January and April. Like VITA and TCE, Tax-Aide services are free to qualified taxpayers.
Use the Tax-Aide Site Locator for the location of the closest available AARP Tax-Aide sites or call 1-888-227-7669.
The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS that helps taxpayers and protects taxpayers’ rights. We can offer you help if your tax problem is causing a financial difficulty, you’ve tried and been unable to resolve your issue with the IRS, or you believe an IRS system, process, or procedure just isn’t working as it should. If you qualify for our assistance, which is always free, we will do everything possible to help you.
Visit www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov or call 1-877-777-4778.
Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) are independent from the IRS and TAS. LITCs represent individuals whose income is below a certain level and who need to resolve tax problems with the IRS. LITCs can represent taxpayers in audits, appeals, and tax collection disputes before the IRS and in court. In addition, LITCs can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Services are offered for free or a small fee. For more information or to find an LITC near you, see the LITC page on the TAS website or Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) /Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE)