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VITA program to help with tax preperation

Article Date: 
20 January, 2012 (All day)

Puzzled by the tax law or by which credits and deductions to take?  Need assistance with your tax return?  Come to a VITA site near your home and get your taxes done free of charge by an IRS certified volunteer.  If your household or individual income is $50,000 or less per year, these trained community volunteers will prepare your federal and state taxes free of charge.  They are especially proficient in getting all the special credits you may be allowed under tax law.  Many of the sites take appointments. If you would like to make an appointment to get your taxes done, call 2-1-1 after January 23 and they will schedule a time for you.

Please bring these items when you come to get your taxes done.  (This is not intended to be a complete listing of all possible items needed to complete the return):

• Social Security card for you, your spouse and your dependents.  If you don’t have a Social Security card, bring an ITIN or a letter from the Social Security Administration.

• Correct birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents.

• Wage and earning statements (an example is a W-2.)

• Interest and dividend statements from banks, e.g., Form 1099.

• A copy of last year’s tax return is helpful, but not essential.

• If you are itemizing deductions, additional materials need to be furnished, e.g., receipts for medical expenses, charitable contributions, mortgage, property taxes, etc.

• Amount paid for day care, provider’s name and address, plus tax identifying number.

• If you want to have a refund electronically deposited, bring a check so that the tax preparer can get the routing number of the band and your account number.

• Both parties of a joint return must come in to sign the forms, even if e-filing.

Taxpayers may call 2-1-1 for additional VITA site information.

 

FACTS FROM LAST YEAR—THE 2011 TAX RETURNS:

Last tax season the VITA Coalition in Davis and Morgan Counties served 1,028 people with low-to-moderate incomes.  If these individuals or families had paid to have their taxes done, the cost would have averaged about $200 each – totaling approximately $241,600.  These savings were very meaningful to the VITA clients.

VITA taxpayers received $748,832 in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) and they got back a total of $2,012,401 in federal tax refunds – this figure does not include Utah State refunds.

 

2012 Morgan County Schedule at the library

 

Feb. 4 ~ Noon– 3 p.m.

Feb. 7 ~ 3– 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 14 ~ 3 – 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 21~ 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 28 ~ 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

March 6~ 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

March 13 ~ 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

March 20 ~ 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

March 27 ~ 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

April 3 ~ 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

April 10 ~ 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

April 14 ~ Noon – 3 p.m.

 

Appointments can be made by call 2-1-1 or contacting Anne Porter at 1st Bank 801-829-3402.