As I mentioned, it could be a very complicated season - late law changes, the Affordable Care Act rules, and much reduced IRS resources. It's the perfect storm for potential taxpayer confusion, problems filing tax returns, and delayed refunds.
There are literally thousands of federal, state and private assistance programs designed to help seniors and others cover their basic needs. Your challenge might be finding ones for which you're eligible. Here are a few suggestions.
As W-2s begin arriving in mailboxes around the country, American consumers' thoughts turn to taxes. It's no wonder. It's estimated that taxpayers spend more than 3.5 billion hours and almost $30 billion annually to comply with Uncle Sam.