Alternative Tax Help


If you do not owe a balance to the IRS or are due a refund, you are allowed to file your 2020 Federal tax return after the April 15 deadline.

If you are required to file a 2020 Federal tax return by the April 15, 2021, deadline, you have some options. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides several self-preparation options for taxpayers to prepare their own returns.

● Self-preparation using tax preparation software packages available free of charge, subject to income and other criteria.

● Facilitated Self-Assistance in which you are provided access to free tax preparation software, subject to income and other criteria, and for which you can request assistance from a Tax-Aide “Help-Desk” staffed by IRS-certified Counselors.

● Access to free file tax preparation software, with no age or income restrictions, along with coaching from Tax-Aide IRS-certified Counselors.

If you would like to use any of the above filing options, please visit www.aarpfoundation.org/taxaide and select the self-preparation option.

You can also go to https://www.irs.gov/individuals/free-tax-return-preparation-for-qualifying-taxpayers to find VITA/TCE sites near you that offer free tax preparation services.