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Free tax prep help still available to taxpayers

Lea Crusberg, IRS spokeswoman for Oklahoma and south Texas, discusses options for free help in tax preparation.
Oklahoman Published: March 12, 2013

Q&A with Lea Crusberg

Free tax preparation assistance

still available as deadline nears

Q: The deadline for filing 2012 federal income tax returns is April 15. For those who have yet to start on their taxes, is free tax help still available?

A: Yes. Trained community volunteers at many locations across Oklahoma offer free tax preparation and electronic filing to most taxpayers whose 2012 incomes were $51,000 or less. To find a volunteer site near you, call (800) 906-9887, or go online to

Also the IRS has Taxpayer Assistance Centers in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Lawton and Enid where face-to-face assistance is available on weekdays. Find out more at

Lastly, on the “1040 Central” page of the IRS website, there's a link to Free File, a consortium of 15 commercial software companies that partner with the IRS to offer taxpayers free use of their tax preparation and filing software online.

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by Paula Burkes
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