TaxPrep4Free.org was created to provide support to the organizations and volunteers involved in the various IRS sponsored free tax preparation programs. This site, however, is not affliliated with nor is it endorsed by the IRS or any of the IRS partner organizations.
This is an independent effort currently focused primarily on training and preparer support in the New Jersey area.
During the spring and summer of 2011, we started to imagine new and innovative ways to take advantage of the increased power and availability of internet-based tools (primarily TaxWise Online) to address the perennial challenges of a) training lots of new and returning volunteer preparers, and b) providing better support to the volunteer preparers during the upcoming tax season.
We also wanted to make it easy for the many smaller, independent, and resource-limited organizations to be able to share and leverage the best efforts of others in new ways.
This website is the result of these efforts. It is very much a work-in-progress...
This site is dedicated to the thousands of volunteers who work at local community sites to provide free tax preparation services to those who need it most.
All the materials on this site have been developed by an informal group of current and former volunteer preparers. We are always looking for more participation - if you would like to contribute, please contact us.