Thursday, March 7, 2013

Online map shows free tax sites

If your income last year was $51,000 or less, and you’re looking for someone to do your tax returns at no charge, check out the interactive map created by The Providence Plan.

The map shows more than 70 sites throughout the state that are run by trained volunteers and that generally provide free preparation and filing of federal and state income tax returns and the Rhode Island property-tax relief claim (Form RI-1040H).

And if you type in your address, the free online tool will narrow your search, showing you just the sites that are within either 10 miles or 20 miles of your location. You can then click on each link for additional information -- including a phone number to call to make an appointment.