IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help


Covered CA prohibits agents giving tax advice 

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help & Covered CA Subsidy compliance to individuals who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and individuals with limited English proficiency who need assistance in preparing their taxes.

The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program offers free tax help for all taxpayers, particularly those who are 60 and older. The IRS certified VITA and TCE volunteers are trained to help with many tax questions, including credits such

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Per law and regulation, agents cannot initiate conversations regarding whether or not the consumer is a non-tax filer. Do not provide any tax filing advice under any circumstance or answer any tax filing questions – refer them to the consumer service center at 1-800-300-1506 with the Primary Tax Filer (or their Authorized Representative) on the line. Review the Tax Preparation Help for Consumers Handout that includes details about where consumers can find a licensed or registered tax preparer or low-cost tax preparation services. 9.14.2018 Agent Bulletin  *

Check out where administrative law judge said he wished he could make Covered CA pay the costs of their bogus advise but didn’t have that authority click to scroll down – view more commentary in our FAQ on Form # 8962  Polk Case.

We are willing though to do research and show you what the law, rule, IRS Publication is.   That way IMHO we don’t give advise and aren’t practising law or accounting.

VITA get your taxes done Free  

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Check out where administrative law judge said he wished he could make Covered CA pay the costs of their bogus advise but didn't have that authority click to scroll down - view more commentary Polk Case.

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IRS Publication 974 

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