Tax Assistance Available Locally
  
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less and persons with disabilities 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.

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.

Local sites include:
  • Indian Valley Public Library, 100 East Church Ave., Telford – Mondays and Wednesdays, from noon to 6 p.m.; and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April 15.
  • Buck$ Back St. Andrews, 999 York Road, Warminster – Wednesdays from 4-8 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Feb. 1 through April 15.
  • Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 W. Main St., Lansdale – Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., now through April 15.
In addition, the AARP offers tax assistance in two locations in our area:
  • Ben Wilson Senior Activity, Warminster – Tuesdays, February through April. To make an appointment, call the senior center at (215) 672-8380.
  • Pennridge Community Center – Appointments for March and April. To schedule an appointment, call (215) 453-7027.