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Free help with income tax

Original post made on Jan 24, 2013

Free tax preparation services will be available for low-income families in the Mountain View area. The two Mountain View sites are San Antonio Place, at 210 San Antonio Cir., and St. Athanasius Church, 160 N Rengstorff Ave.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, January 24, 2013, 1:03 PM

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Posted by Martin Omander
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jan 24, 2013 at 3:47 pm

This is a great initiative! Many people get into trouble with IRS, not because they try to shirk their tax responsibilities, but because they didn't know how to declare taxes correctly.

In related news, some countries send simplified, pre-printed tax forms to tax-payers. If you agree with the amounts in the form, you simply sign at the bottom. If you don't agree, you turn in the regular non-simplified form. It is my understanding that employers report your income to the IRS, so unless you have exotic deductions the IRS already knows what your taxes ought to be.

It would be great if we could do the same in the US. I believe there was a trial program for this some years back, but it was never expanded to the general public.

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