Question:

I was laid off in 2009 and 2010, and I have 2009- -2011 taxes to do very soon, and I can’t afford to pay the tax companies the amount they want. My return has to be itemized so there may be two or three different forms. Who in Orange County, Calif., can do this for me? Please reply ASAP. Thank You. - Vince

Answer:

If you’re a servicemember check out www.militaryonesource.com for tools and assistance, or visit the nearest tax assistance office at the military installation nearest you. Otherwise, check with your local United Way about their Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Good luck!