Alternative Tax Help

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides several 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

You can also go to to find VITA/TCE sites near you that offer free tax preparation services.