Tax Return Assistance

Get help preparing your returns

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program offers free tax assistance for both federal and state income tax return preparation. This program is for low- to moderate-income individuals.  To find local services and make an appointment, visit

Internal Revenue Service
The IRS has compiled a very helpful list of issues, forms, and tax advice especially for seniors and retirees:

Free DIY Online Filing
If your Adjusted Gross Income is under a certain level, you can use brand-name software online for free to file your Federal and Vermont tax returns. (If your income is higher, you can use Free File Fillable Forms instead.) Visit this IRS web page to find the option that’s right for you:

Vermont Tax Department
Here you can find printable forms and instructions for your Vermont state return:

Homestead Property Tax Adjustment
Even if you do not file income tax forms, you must file forms every year in order to receive a discount on your property taxes.   Click here for printable Vermont Form HS-122 (Homestead Declaration) and Form HI-144 (Household Income). Or complete the forms online here.