The federal Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program assists those earning below a designated amount with tax preparation, according to About.com. The Internal Revenue Service partially funds The Armed Forces Tax Council and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly program to help military members and seniors prepare their tax returns.
AARP also offers free federal and state tax preparation services to seniors through its Tax-Aide, reports the Austin American-Statesman. AARP typically offers its services in local libraries, hospitals or senior centers, and a list of locations is assessable at AARP.org. The IRS also offers individuals with adjusted gross incomes below a fixed level access to free online federal tax filing. As a part of this program, those filing a tax return choose between different partner websites, some of which offer help with the preparation and filing process.