Tulsa, Okla. - Lots of free tax help is available this year in the Tulsa area from a variety of different groups, for both low and middle income people.
The Community Action Project and AARP are the main two groups.
But students who are studying accounting at Northeastern State University are also offereing free help at both the Tahlequah and Broken Arrow campuses.
“On the Tahlequah campus, we serve about 400 people,” said Dr. John Yeutter, associate professor of accounting. “It’s one of those win-win-win situations. It’s good for the community, good public service for NSU and good experience for the students.”
Dr. Yeutter says the students can handle most long-form returns with things like retirement income and itemized deductions, but he said some of the more complicated things like sale of stock are beyond the students abilities.
The NSU tax assistance is available for people who had a gross income up to $60,000.
The Community Action Project is geared more for low income citizens and the AARP focuses more on seniors who are age 60 and above.
Elsewhere, they won't help you actually fill out the form, but The Oklahoma State Tax Commission has links to various online tax prepartion software programs, some that offer free state tax return filing for people with Adjusted Gross Incomes up to $57,000.