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  • Free Help Preparing Your Tax Return (Video)

    This video from the IRS provides information about organizations in your community that can prepare tax returns for free. Read More

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    Internal Revenue Service
  • First Time Filing a Tax Return? (Video)

    If this is your first time filing a tax return, learn about important reminders and a free tool to make it easy. Just go to IRS.gov and click on Free File. Read More

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    Internal Revenue Service
  • Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers

    Information from the Internal Revenue Service on the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program that offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. Content Detail

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    Internal Revenue Service
  • Tax Trails

    Tax Trails, from the Internal Revenue Service, is an interactive tool that can help you find answers to general tax questions on tax credits, taxable income, international and other tax topics. It poses questions that you can answer by selecting a choice on your computer. Your choice then activates a hypertext link to the next appropriate question until an answer is possible. It offers a way to get quick and simple answers to your tax questions. Content Detail

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    Internal Revenue Service
  • EFTPS: The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System

    EFTPS® is a system for paying federal taxes electronically using the Internet, or by phone using the EFTPS® Voice Response System. EFTPS® is offered free by the U.S. Department of Treasury. Content Detail

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    Internal Revenue Service
  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC or EIC)

    Information on the Earned Income Tax Credit available to low income taxpayers when you file your taxes. Content Detail

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Free File - Your Link to Free Federal Online Filing

    If your adjusted gross income was $62,000 or less, you can use Free File from the Internal Revenue Service to prepare and e-file your taxes online. If your income is greater than $62,000 you can use Free File Fillable Forms to e-file. Content Detail

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    Internal Revenue Service
  • IRS E-File Options for Individuals

    Information on E-File options from the Internal Revenue Service for Individual Taxpayers. Content Detail

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    Internal Revenue Service
  • Where's My Refund? - Internal Revenue Service

    Online tool from the Internal Revenue Service to get information about the status of your tax refund. Content Detail

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    Internal Revenue Service
  • AARP Tax-Aide - Find a Site

    The AARP Tax-Aide program offers free one-on-one counseling, as well as assistance on the telephone and internet to help individuals prepare basic tax forms, including the 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ and other standard schedules. The service is available to taxpayers with low- and moderate-income, with special attention to those age 60 and older. This webpage will locate a service site near you. Content Detail

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    American Association of Retired Persons
  • Pennsylvania/Federal e-filing from home computer

    Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue about combined e-file of federal and state tax returns. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
  • Tax Tips & Information

    Information from Northwestern Legal Services on matters relating to filing taxes, earned income tax credit and tax scams. Content Detail

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Free Tax Preparation Sites in Philadelphia

    The Campaign for Working Families is a partnership that promotes the efforts of working families to move up the economic ladder. The Campaign operates free tax sites throughout Philadelphia (prepare and e-file federal and state income tax returns), and connects individuals to the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), other tax credits, public benefits, and asset-building resources. Content Detail

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    The Campaign for Working Families
  • pa.direct.file

    padirectfile, from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, is a state-only system for electronically filing Pennsylvania income tax returns for free. Most taxpayers interested in a no-cost free electronic filing service can use padirectfile. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
  • Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax Filing Options

    Information on how to file your Personal Income Tax return electronically using one of three methods offered by the PA Department of Revenue. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Revenue