Tax Day is just around the corner! For the 2021 year, all Federal and Vermont state taxes must be filed by April 18th, 2022. So, if you haven’t filed yet, don’t worry – you still have time!
To get started, check out some of the free resources below:
If you would like someone to help you organize and file your taxes, CVOEO is offering free tax preparation appointments through April 15th. In Chittenden County, appointment times are available Monday through Thursday and Saturday of each week at the University Mall in South Burlington. To schedule an appointment, call 2-1-1.
In Franklin and Grand Isle Counties, tax appointments are available Monday through Friday of each week at 5 Lemnah Drive, Suite #5, in St. Albans. To schedule an appointment, call Rebecca at 802-527-7392 x107.
If you feel comfortable using an online platform, MyFreeTaxes allows users to file their taxes for free. You can either follow their program guidelines to file on your own, or you can ask for help from representatives. MyFreeTaxes is the product of a partnership between United Way and VITA (the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program).
To learn more about the entire filing process, Vermont Legal Aid has created a list of resources to help with a wide range of tax-related topics, such as income tax forms, health insurance forms, renter credits, and how to avoid tax scams. Vermont Legal Aid also offers language translation services, which you can access by calling 1-800-889-2047.
Other Free Filing Options Online
Some paid tax-filing websites offer free filing services to people who fall within certain Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) brackets for the 2021 year (You can find your AGI for the past year in Box No. 1 of your W-2. If you have more than one W-2, add the amounts listed in Box No. 1 of each form to get your total AGI). Here is a list:
OnLine Taxes – free for taxpayers whose 2021 AGI is between $16,000 and $73,000
1040NOW – free for Vermonters whose 2021 AGI is $32,000 or less
TaxSlayer – free for taxpayers whose 2021 AGI is $39,000 or less
FreeTaxUSA – free for taxpayers whose 2021 AGI is $41,000 or less
IRS Free File Program – free for taxpayers under 56 years old whose 2021 AGI is $65,000 or less
FileYourTaxes – free for taxpayers under 65 years old whose 2021 AGI is between $9,500 and $73,000