If your elderly parent is struggling with taxes, help is available. Check out these free tax assistance programs for seniors:

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
The nation's largest volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service available to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older

IRS: Free Tax Return Preparation for You by Volunteers
The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify.

IRS: Seniors & Retirees
Tips for Seniors in Preparing their Taxes. Check here for tips on common pitfalls for seniors to watch for when preparing their individual tax returns.

Money and Taxes for Seniors
Get tax tips for seniors; learn about CDs and other ways of saving money; and more.