January 31, 2023

Rep. Phil Miller: Free Tax Prep & Filing Help Available

State Representative Phil Miller

State Representative Phil Miller, who represents Chester, Deep River, Essex, and Haddam in the Connecticut General Assembly, is encouraging residents to take advantage of free tax preparation services available through the IRS Free File program.

“IRS Free File is a great service to help you easily prepare and file your taxes at no cost,” said Rep. Phil Miller. “I encourage folks who made less than 57,000 last year to take at look at using it.”

Since beginning in 2003, IRS Free File has offered low-to-moderate income taxpayers free access to leading commercial tax preparation software. This year, every taxpayer with a 2011 Adjusted Gross Income of $57,000 or less may visit www.IRS.gov/efile to prepare, complete and e-file their federal and state tax returns at no cost.

Taxpayers may visit the IRS website, www.IRS.gov , and click on the “Free File” icon. Users will find a list of Free File Alliance member companies and may either choose the one that fits their needs or utilize the “help me find a company” tool. After selecting a company, taxpayers will be transferred to the company’s website to prepare, complete and electronically file their federal income tax returns. Three of the 19 participating software companies also offer services in Spanish.

Free assistance in completing Connecticut returns is available from the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) by telephone at (800)382-9463 or in person at their Hartford Office. Residents can also call 2-1-1 to find local tax preparation assistance options.

Phil Miller is serving his first term representing the 36th Assembly District of Essex, Chester, Deep River and Haddam. He is Vice Chair of the legislature’s Environment Committee.