Do your own taxes with help from our certified volunteers!

If you'd like to learn to prepare your own tax return, or you just want a way to get your taxes done in a hurry, this may be the option for you!


Volunteers from Lifelines Family Counseling Services offer sessions where you can use our computers to file your return. An IRS certified volunteer will be present to guide you if you get stuck. And best of all, like any volunteer tax preparation services, there is no charge to do this.


All appointments are located at Lifelines Family Counseling Services, 705 Oak Circle Drive East, Mobile, AL 36609.


How it works


  • NOTE: You will be preparing and typing YOUR OWN return using our equipment with instructions from a certified tax volunteer. Must be able to use a computer. YOU CAN DO IT!
  • Gather everything you need. (See list below.)
  • Select a date and time that works for you.
  • Begin preparing your tax return.
  • Ask for help if you need it.
  • File your return in about an hour.


Things you need to know


  • This program can only be used to file your current year returns. Prior years' taxes are not supported in this program.
  • An Email address is required, and you need to be able to check your Email from our computers.
  • You need either your last year's tax return or, at a minimum, your adjusted gross income (AGI) from last year's tax return, unless this is your first time to ever file taxes.



We hope you'll give this a chance. Knowing how to file your own taxes is a great life skill that can save you money in the long run. But if after reading this, you've decided that filing your own tax return just isn't for you, you can go back to the list of schedules and locations for volunteer prepared tax returns and see what options are available.


To get started, please select an appointment, being careful to note the date, time, and location of your appointment.


If you'd prefer to speak with someone in our office, please call 888-421-1266.