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Tax Season 2018 And Your Options

Tuesday, Mar 6th, 2018

If you are stressing out about how you can file your taxes this year, don't worry. We have compiled a list of options for you that might be able to help you.

United Way of Southwest Alabama VITA Free Tax Prep
The United Way of Southwest Alabama offers free tax preparation to qualified individuals each year. Through the South Alabama Free E-file (SAFE) Coalition, they provide several opportunities for individuals to work with qualified professionals to file taxes electronically through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. If you had a household income of $54,000 or less in the year 2017, you qualify. If you are over the age of 60 you also qualify for free tax filing services.

To find your tax filing site nearest you, call 2-1-1 from any phone and call specialists will direct you to your local tax prep center.

Alabama eID Program
The Alabama Department of Revenue is offering a free service to individuals and families filing taxes this year. How it works is visiting and set up a trusted ID credential for filing your online taxes. In doing this your tax returns recieve priority processing. The hopes is this will cut back on tax fraud and protect you.
The Alabama Department of Revenue advises that if you receive an e-mail from someone claiming to represent the Alabama Department of Revenue and seeking personal or financial information, do not reply.

Consumer Credit Counseling Services Certified Credit Counseling
Once you have processed your tax return for the 2017 year your next step could be to set up an appointment with one of our certified credit counselors. Our counselors can help you look at your budget, or make one, and look at your debt then work with you to make the most of your refund.

Whatever stage of the tax filing process you are in you have options. If you need help this tax season, give us a call. 251-602-0011.

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