The nation’s 2017 individual income tax filing season opened Monday, Jan. 23. Taxpayers have until Tuesday, April 18, to file their 2016 tax returns and pay any tax due. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (VITA and TCE) sites nationwide offer free tax preparation and e-filing. VITA offers free tax return preparation to taxpayers who earn $54,000 or less. The TCE program is mainly for people age 60 or older and focuses on tax issues unique to seniors. To find the closest VITA site, visit IRS.gov and search the word 'VITA' or call the IRS toll-free at 1-800-906-9887. To locate the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP.org, or call 888-227-7669. There are also VITA and TCE sites that provide bilingual help for taxpayers who have limited English skills.
For more tax season guides and tips, visit the Military.com Tax section.