Alternative Tax Help


If you know that you will not owe taxes to the IRS, you are allowed to file your 2021 Federal tax return after the April 18, 2022 deadline.

If you owe taxes, you are required to file a 2021 Federal tax return by the April 18, 2022, deadline, the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program 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 https://taxaide.aarpfoundation.org/online-self-and-assisted-prep.

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.