Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tax filing 2013 home stretch - possible "free" assistance, and forms

Free options exist for less complicated tax filings. In person (Pacifica Resource Center), through the internet, or do-it-yourself for the courageous.  

Tick, tick through Tuesday 4/15/14
Pacifica Tribune/Jean Bartlett, 3/28/14. "Free income tax preparation at Pacifica Resource Center."

"The Pacifica Resource Center -- which provides a long list of services for Pacificans in need, including help with housing and emergency shelter, food programs, utility assistance, infant supplies, health insurance applications, and more -- also offers free income tax preparation services to households earning less than $52,000. During tax season, this service is provided on Wednesdays, 3 to 7 p.m., and the second Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., no appointment necessary. With the April 15 tax deadline less than a month away, PRC encourages anyone who needs this assistance to come by. (On Wednesday, April 16, PRC will still be available to do tax preparation work without an appointment). The rest of the year, tax prep work through PRC is available Wednesdays and the second Saturday of the month by appointment only.

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PRC's trained tax volunteers can prepare and e-file returns, they can also file Schedule A (Itemized Deductions) and Schedule CEZ or C (for business owners with no inventory, a net profit, and/or expenses up to $10,000). Additionally, through the MyFreeTaxes campaign, the Pacifica Resource Center is providing free tax help online. For qualifying individuals or families with a combined income of $58,000 or less in 2013, type the URL,, click into "file now," create an account and then enter your tax information for 2013. The tax filing software is powered by H&R Block.  PRC is located at 1809 Palmetto Avenue, and online at"

Related article reference - About My Free Taxes, includes a 1:30 minute video.  "Tax help you can trust."  "The MyFreeTaxes Partnership provides free state and federal tax preparation and filing assistance for qualified individuals. It’s easy, safe, secure and 100 percent free. .... This national campaign empowers working individuals and families with low-to-moderate income to access free tax preparation and filing assistance services online, at home, at a community center or with the help of a nonprofit partner. From January through April 2014, more than 400 community organizations will help perform outreach, recruit and train volunteers, and provide free tax preparation and filing assistance services to help others."

Reference -  frequently used 2013 interactive pdf tax forms and information.
1.  Federal Internal Revenue Service.  1)  Individual or Family:  Short form, Form 1040EZ - Internal Revenue Service, or longer form 1040A.  1040A Instructions.  Scheduled  Expenses Form 1040 (Schedule A).  2)  Business - Should I File Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ?  Or, Business, C-EZ (1040 and related forms).  Late and other -  IRS form 4868, automatic extension, and extensions and payment options. 
2.  State of California.  Franchise Tax forms,  includes 540, and 540 2EZ. Late - CA late extension forms.
Any other forms needed, you're on your own through internet search or tax accountant. 

Note photographs - Happy man from US Adopt, 11th hour clock from Tax Geeks.

Posted by Kathy Meeh


Anonymous said...

The CPA's in town love this. Free free free

Anonymous said...

Money money moneee!

Anonymous said...

if it's fo free, than it's fo me.