Remember, the IRS does not use email, text messages or any social media to discuss your personal tax issue. For more information on reporting tax scams, go to www.irs.gov and type “scam” in the search box.
Have you ever thought about volunteering to help people with their tax returns? With more than 12,000 volunteer tax help sites nationwide, you can affect lives as a volunteer. Volunteering in either the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) or Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program can be rewarding while serving a vital role in your local community. The VITA and TCE programs generally offer free tax help to people with low-to-moderate income who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. This includes people with disabilities. Many sites also assist those for whom English is a second language. The organizations that administer these programs are always looking for volunteers during the tax filing season. Volunteering can be exciting, educational and enjoyable. As a volunteer, you’ll get to interact directly with people who need help preparing their own tax returns at no cost to them. Don’t know that much about taxes? Don’t worry — you’ll get specialized training from IRS-certified volunteers.