Another tool? Free tax prep.
“You know, there may be people out there who have never used free services before, because they’ve never needed to,” said Laura Scherler, a senior director at United Way Worldwide, which partners with the IRS to offer the services in many communities.
But of course, 2020 was different and, Scherler said, “especially if you’re having trouble paying your bills, you know, buying groceries, affording your utilities, tax preparation is not something that you have to spend money on.”
And in many cases, our own tax dollars pay for the service.