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Free tax preparation and filing help in Miami

It's that time again. Time to figure out how much money you made, where it all went and hopefully you'll discover that the annual income tax bite out of your wallet isn't so bad after all. 

Tax Day is Monday, April 15, but if you're expecting a refund, you can file early. If you need help preparing your taxes, there is free assistance from local non-profits that have come together to form the Miami Tax Pros with United Way and the IRS via the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. There will be free filing offered at various sites countywide for those who qualify.

Miami Beach will offer free income tax preparation services from Feb. 6 through Apr. 10, 2024, for households earning less than $60,000, those over 60, and persons with disabilities. 

Income tax preparation services are offered by appointment at the Office of Housing and Community Services at 765 17th St., Miami Beach, FL 33139

Tax preparation services will be offered in person on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

For in-person appointments: Select a Date & Time or call 305.673.7491. Special services are offered to taxpayers with limited English skills or disabilities. More details here.

(Photo courtesy of United Way Miami)

Miami-Dade County offers free tax preparation assistance for individuals who make less than the maximum Adjusted Gross Income, are more than 60 years old, have a disability, or need help reading and understanding English. Service provided at Community Action and Human Services Department Service Centers. Click here for hours, locations and for more information.

Miami Dade College offers free tax preparation for students and their immediate family through the Single Stop Program. Hours and dates vary by location. College of Business students and faculty will be available at all MDC campuses. Take all necessary paperwork, such as social security cards and earnings statements. For more information, please contact the Single Stop coordinator at your campus.

Miami Dade County Public Libraries – Get free federal income tax preparation help from IRS-certified AARP Tax-Aide volunteers through April 15. Please take last year's tax return, all W-2 and 1099 forms, Social Security card and/or number for you and your dependents, and a photo ID. Space is limited. Please contact the branch for more information. Click here for a full list of participating branches and appointment links.

For more information about the MDC/IRS VITA program, click here or please call 305-237-3151.

The Internal Revenue Service offers free online software and fillable forms so you can do your taxes yourself by answering questions. Click here for more information about the Free File program.

AARP Tax-Aide provides free help to low- and moderate-income taxpayers of any age, with special attention to people over age 60. Most of the aides are in libraries or senior centers, and it’s best to make an appointment.

To find places near you that offer Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, search for a VITA location at the IRS' website here.

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Mary Lou Cruz

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