The Internal Revenue Service offered a final reminder Tuesday for taxpayers in 10 counties in Tennessee that their extended tax filing and payment deadline is Thursday.
Due to severe storms that affected Tennessee earlier this year, residents of counties that were declared federal disaster areas have until May 31 to file and pay their 2011 taxes.
Federally-declared counties are Bradley, Claiborne, Cumberland, DeKalb, Hamilton, Jackson, McMinn, Monroe, Overton, and Polk. Read more about the tax relief offered for those counties in IRS press release AL/TN-2012-14TN
In response to this federal extension, the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga and Lee University have extended their free tax assistance programs through May 31 by appointment only.
For the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga: Contact Keesha Marshall at 756-1762 or e-mail her at email@example.com
to make an appointment.
Taxpayers whose household income is below $50,000 generally qualify for free tax preparation and e-filing at these help sites. The assistance is provided by IRS-trained and tested volunteers.
Taxpayers who want to prepare their own tax return have free access to tax software or fillable forms at www.IRS.gov
through the IRS Free File program.