By Gary Strauss
The Internal Revenue Service will begin accepting 2017 returns on Jan. 29. If you need assistance figuring out the often-complex tax rules, you can take advantage of free preparation and advice from AARP, the IRS, volunteer organizations and some commercial tax advisors.
The last day to file is April 17, two days later than the customary deadline. That’s because the 15th falls on a Sunday and April 16 is Emancipation Day, a legal holiday in Washington, D.C.