In Legal Terms: VITA Clinics




In Legal Terms show

Summary: <p>Professor Donna Davis from the University of Mississippi School of Law discusses Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinics. </p><br><p>Ms. Davis also talk about the new tax law for 2018 income taxes. </p><br><p><br></p><p>Need help preparing your taxes? <a href="https://www.irs.gov/individuals/free-tax-return-preparation-for-you-by-volunteers" target="_blank">https://www.irs.gov/individuals/free-tax-return-preparation-for-you-by-volunteers</a>       The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.</p><p>In addition to VITA, the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program offers free tax help for all taxpayers, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors. The IRS-certified volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations that receive grants from the IRS.</p><p>VITA and TCE sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls and other convenient locations across the country. To locate the nearest VITA or TCE site near you, use the VITA Locator Tool  <a href="https://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep/" target="_blank">https://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep/</a>  or call 800-906-9887.</p><p>We took a question about Section 199A deductions:  <a href="https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-provision-11011-section-199a-qualified-business-income-deduction-faqs" target="_blank">https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-provision-11011-section-199a-qualified-business-income-deduction-faqs</a></p><p>Where can you get a free lunch or a good deal on tax day? <a href="https://www.offers.com/blog/post/tax-day-freebies/" target="_blank">https://www.offers.com/blog/post/tax-day-freebies/</a></p>