Many communities have free income tax-preparation services for low- and moderate-income families plus seniors over 60. These include Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Tax Counseling for the Elderly, and AARP-Tax Aide, for more information see the IRS’s webpage Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers. The IRS also has more information on Tax Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities.
To find times and locations for a variety of free tax preparation assistance, you can call the IRS toll-free at (800) TAX-1040 (800-829-1040). For VITA locations, call (800) 906-9887. For AARP-Tax Aide sites, call (888) 227-7669 or go to the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Online Tax Assistance webpage. For information on Tax Counseling for the Elderly, call (800) 829-1040.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) also provides free tax help by telephone, in person and on the Internet, for more details see, IRS Offers Free Tax Help. Individuals can call the IRS toll-free customer service line at (800) 829-1040 for individual tax issues or (800) 829-4933 for business-related tax issues. TDD users may call (800) 829-4059.
Having problems with the IRS? If you have tried to resolve a tax problem with the IRS and are experiencing delays or facing economic harm, you can contact the Taxpayers Advocate Service. You can call toll-free to (877) 777-4778; TDD users call (800) 829-4059. Local offices in Texas are in Austin at (512) 499-5875, Dallas at (214) 413-6500 and Houston at (713) 209-3660, for more information see IRS’s webpage, Taxpayer Advocate Service.