One of services RSVP provides to the community is free tax preparation. Partnering with the Internal Revenue Service, WestArk RSVP operates TCE (Tax Counseling for the Elderly) and VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) programs in Fort Smith and Rogers. Volunteers serve by preparing and electronically filing federal and state (Arkansas and Oklahoma) tax returns for the elderly, disabled, unemployed, active duty military and families with incomes under $56,000.
WestArk RSVP has a core group of volunteers who have been involved with tax preparation for many years. Each year additional tax volunteers are recruited enabling WestArk RSVP to assist more taxpayers. All volunteers receive annual training, are tested, and certified by the IRS. Volunteer tax preparers include retired accountants, teachers, engineers, business people and retired members of the military.
If you wish to prepare your own income tax return and your income is less than $66,000 you can use www.MyFreeTaxes.com to complete your federal and state income tax returns for free. If you run into a problem while using MyFreeTaxes.com call 1-855-698-9435 for assistance.
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