Filing your tax returns doesn't need to burn a hole in your wallet. There are a number of services available that will help you file your taxes free of charge, especially if you make less than $57,000 a year.
Here are a few of them:
The IRS - The Internal Revenue Service offers free filing services for those making under $57,000 annually through its Free File program. Those earning less than $51,000 can meet face-to-face with certified tax preparers for free tax help.
MyFreeTaxes - This program provides free tax filing help through partnerships with Walmart, United Way, Goodwill Industries International, the National Disability Institute, among others. Its software is powered through H&R Block.
AARP - People making moderate incomes -- usually less than $100,000 -- can get free state and federal tax help from AARP. The organization will also help younger people file their taxes, according to the Associated Press.
VITA - The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance provides face-to-face help for those making less than $51,000. Help centers can typically be found in libraries, schools and other community centers.
TCE - Tax Counseling for the Elderly mainly assists those over the age of 60 with filing their taxes free of charge.
TaxHawk - Taxpayers making less than $20,000 can get free help filing state tax returns in 41 pre-approved states, including the District of Colombia.
TurboTax - In 22 states, TurboTax offers a free tax prep service for low-earners as well as qualified veterans.
If you need an extension, file an extension on or by April 15.