Low income taxpayers in Montgomery County have a variety of opportunities to get free income tax preparation and tax counseling before the Tuesday, April 18 tax deadline. Through the IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs, local volunteers help low-to-moderate income residents and seniors file their taxes and learn about important tax credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and renter's credits. Working with county agencies and nonprofits, volunteers are trained and certified to assist residents as they prepare state and federal returns for 2016. There are several locations throughout the community and varying service days and hours.
To learn more about free tax services in Montgomery County, residents can go to the county's Cashback website, www.montgomerycountymd.gov/CASHBACK, or call 3-1-1.