Get Free Tax Filing Assistance

young man freaking over his taxes...you  can get free tax filing assistance from numerous sources.
young man freaking over his taxes...you can get free tax filing assistance from numerous sources.

Filing your taxes doesn't have to break the bank. You can take advantage of a number of free filing and assistance options available this season:

Paper Returns. If you're a taxpayer with a simple return -- or just a traditionalist at heart -- you can complete a paper return. Beginning in 2011, paper tax forms will no longer be mailed out automatically. If you filed by paper in 2010 without the aid of a paid preparer or tax software, you should have received a postcard in early October 2010 explaining how to get the tax forms and instructions for your 2010 return.

To order a free paper tax form by phone, call 1-800-829-3676.

You can order up to 10 different forms online to be delivered by U.S. mail. You'll receive two copies of any form you order; instructions are automatically included with your order. Normally, you should allow seven to 15 days for processing and delivery, but if you order in January, expect delays.

If you need forms immediately, you can download tax forms and instructions for free from the IRS website.

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