IRS no longer offering free tax preparation help
FORT MYERS, Fla. - A blind Fort Myers man says he got an email from the IRS, saying they are no longer offering free tax preparation services. It's a service he says he's used every year, so Fox 4 reached out to the IRS to find out why the sudden change.
"Due to resource constraints and we've seen fewer returns prepared in the past in some of our walk-in offices, tax return preparation will be no longer a service that we will be able to offer," Michael Dobzinksi, a Spokesperson for the IRS of Florida, said.
Fort Myers is one of 50 other offices across the country that are no longer offering free tax preparation help. The IRS says the budget is tighter than ever and a growing number of people--more than 80% of taxpayers--are filing electronically.