Oklahoma residents can get free assistance in preparing income tax returns at numerous locations throughout the state, reports the Oklahoma Tax Commission. Tax preparation assistance is provided by trained volunteers working for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program or the Tax Counseling for the Elderly program. Free help is provided at locations such as libraries, community centers, shopping centers and nonprofit organizations.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program provides free advice and electronic tax filing services to people who make $53,000 or less per year, reports the Oklahoma Tax Commission. Tax preparers can assist consumers in taking advantage of all available tax credits for which they qualify. People age 60 or older who have low or middle income can get free help from the Tax Counseling for the Elderly program, which uses volunteer counselors trained by the AARP. A list of locations is available at the Tax Commission website and at IRS.gov.
Oklahoma state income tax returns can be filed electronically for free through the OkTAP system, says the Tax Commission. Oklahoma taxpayers who have prior year state income tax obligations may be able to save on penalties, interest and fees for past due taxes through the PAYRight OK program, according to Tulsa Business & Legal News.