Our church is providing free tax help for $50k and under filers. We are an official IRS VITA location, set up to prepare and file taxes online. Our preparers (angels, really) have passed an IRS Preparation exam and know how to handle most any situation. It has proven to be a real challenge for our small church, but seeing people breathe easier after getting notice of a return makes it all worthwhile. It is also good to know that we are providing free preparation, unlike the tax preparation shops with predatory loan practices on the returns.
By the way, a good friend asked why my thoughts were no longer wondering here on the blog, so I’ve been encouraged to get back to blogging. Thanks, Mike.