Free Tax Assistance Events for Lower-Income Taxpayers and Active Military

Intuit just kicked off its second decade of working with local, community-based organizations across the country to bring free online tax preparation and e-filing directly to lower-income taxpayers and those on active military duty. The kick-off event was held Jan. 22, 2011, in San Jose at LCI, Downtown College Prep.

The Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation supports programs serving the public interest and is partnering with the following not for profit groups in local communities. This year, Intuit will sponsor and participate in more than a dozen additional tax assistance events in communities including Buffalo, NY, Fredericksburg, VA, Norfolk, VA, San Francisco, CA and Tucson, AZ. See an event in action here:

At these events, eligible taxpayers can prepare and electronically file their taxes using TurboTax Online Tax Freedom Edition. Qualifying taxpayers are those who:

  • Qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC)
  • Are on active duty military with an adjusted gross income of $58,000 or less OR
  • Have an AGI of $31,000 or less

The effort is part of Intuit’s continuing commitment to serving eligible taxpayers and making it easy for them to access and use TurboTax so they can claim every deduction and credit they deserve.

Volunteers are on hand at each event to help taxpayers use TurboTax and to answer questions, in both English and Spanish. The program assists people in learning more about how their finances work and empowers them to take charge of their own taxes.

Here is the full schedule of upcoming tax assistance programs:

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  1. If you want really free help, find out if your area has an AARP Tax Aid site. I have trained on this and volunteered for years. We prepare and efile both state and federal for free to the elderly and simple return filers. I bought Turbo Tax for years to do my own return which is complicated with depreciation and K-ls from investments, but this year they want over $50 to file the state return for my daughter, I am taking here return to the senior center for free. I will never buy a Quicken product again or buy another update.

  2. The fact I can’t get a hold of anyone at TB is insane!!!! I will dedicate this entire year to sharing my experience concerning this with others.

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