Every once in awhile, valuable and money saving information comes out of a Congressman’s mouth – or keyboard, as is the case here. Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt) has a newsletter that I subscribe to, among the many, and this week Mr. Welch sent out a reminder of free tax services that apply to many – if not most – of our readers.
“With tax day fast approaching, I wanted to let you know about a free tax filing service available to those making $57,000 or less annually.
Free File is a public-private partnership between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and commercial tax software companies. Those with incomes of $57,000 or less are eligible to use Free File’s easy filing software. And anyone can use Free File’s online fillable forms at no cost. Nearly 36 million Americans have already used Free File, according to the IRS.
Additionally, Vermonters making less than $51,000 annually may be eligible to receive free help preparing their state and federal returns through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). And Vermonters aged 60 and older may qualify for help under the Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program (TCE). For information on how to access these programs, Vermonters can call 1-800-906-9887 (VITA) and 1-888-227-7669 (TCE). Additional information on both services can be found HERE. “
Kudos to Congressman Peter Welch. It would be refreshing to receive good information like this on a regular basis, rather than the harsh, partisan political rhetoric that normally flows from inside the Beltway.
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