While Congress debates tax reform, and the need to truly simplify the tax code for average taxpayers, we highlight two programs aimed at helping taxpayers in need of assistance to prepare and file their taxes for free. All across the country, in churches, libraries, schools, community centers and other public meeting halls, thousands of Volunteer…

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The federal tax-filing season opened on January 23, and more than 150 million Americans are expected to submit a return by this year’s April 18 deadline. Although the tax code remains complicated, the annual review of income and expense reporting should be business as usual for most Americans. Still, taxpayers, their representatives, and advisors should…

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Wouldn’t it be great if low- and moderate-income families could file their tax returns at no cost? They can. It began back in 2002, when the then-Commissioner of the IRS Charles Rossotti formed a public-private partnership with the technology industry to create IRS Free File. The common goal of this alliance: to help reduce the…

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