Tax season is officially upon us and to make sure you get your return filed correctly, free help is being offered around the area.

Among your options is the AARP Tax-Aide Program that includes electronic filing.

"The emphasis is on persons ages 60 and above, but certainly we don't turn away younger people," Spokesman George Hortin says. 

Hortin says you can schedule an appointment by calling 2-1-1.

"The counselors that are involved with this program are yearly certified by the IRS," he said. 

In addition to the AARP's numerous locations around town, Congresswoman Doris Matsui is promoting a series of Saturday tax assistance workshops in Sacramento.

They're also accessible by calling 2-1-1.