Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
For Taxpayers - File Your Taxes for Free!
Choose one of these three easy options:
1. One-on-One Tax Preparation. Visit one of our free tax sites where our IRS-certified
volunteers will help you get the maximum refund available to you.
2. File Your Own with Expert Assistance. If you feel you can prepare your
own return but need a little assistance, or you don't have a computer with internet access, visit one of our Tax Labs and
an IRS-certified coach will be there to answer questions along the way.
File your own online. If you feel comfortable preparing your own returns, use our free website to e-file
your Federal and State returns from the comfort of your home or office. Just visit http://myfreetaxes.com/forsythfree.
Volunteers help low to moderate income individuals and families
as greeters or tax preparers. Free training is provided and schedules are flexible. Special emphasis is placed on ensuring
that taxpayers who are eligible receive the Earned Income Tax Credit, a federal benefit particularly for families with children.
Find out more.
What is the Earned Income
The EITC is often called the largest
anti-poverty program in the nation, because a working low-to-moderate income family that qualifies for EITC can receive a
tax refund of up to $5,751 in a given year—a significant amount of additional income if you live at or below poverty
level. However, millions of dollars of this tax credit typically go
unclaimed every year; estimates range from $8 to 12 million unclaimed locally each year. Find out more.