Public service programs at the heart of taxpayer empowerment

Right now, all across the country in churches, libraries, schools and community centers, thousands of volunteers are hard at work at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs providing free tax preparation assistance to people in need. Each tax season, 95,000 independent volunteers donate their personal time to 4,000 community tax…

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Intuit CBS Sunday Morning Statement

Intuit’s mission of powering prosperity around the world fuels our commitment to help individuals take control of their financial lives so they can achieve their dreams. Intuit is driven to help Americans fulfill their duty to pay their taxes and receive the refunds they deserve by offering innovative, accurate and easy-to-use software and services. Our…

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It’s “tax time,” when more than 150 million Americans need to begin preparing and filing tax returns for calendar year 2017. For many, tax preparation can feel like a big task and not necessarily one they relish. But for most, there are ways to make it easier, less time consuming and less expensive.   And, despite all…

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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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