FAQs - Individual Income Tax

Can the Department of Taxation recommend a tax preparer or assist me in preparing my tax return?

No. The Department cannot recommend a tax preparer. Additionally, while the Department can answer certain questions related to the individual and school district income taxes, it is unable to prepare your return or provide you with tax planning advice.

Note: Certain taxpayers may be eligible for free tax preparation services available through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs.

While most professional tax preparers are knowledgeable and honest, some are unethical. If you decide to hire a tax preparer, the Department recommends you review the FAQ “What are some warning signs that my tax preparer is unethical?” found in the “Income – Identity Theft” category.