Get Free Help When Filing Your Taxes

Get Free Help When Filing Your Taxes

If you haven't filed your taxes yet and are hoping for an option that doesn't cost money...

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – If you haven't filed your taxes yet and are hoping for an option that doesn't cost money, here's one of them: the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to those who qualify.  IRS-certified volunteers provide services to those who make $52,000 or less.  According to VITA's website, here's what you need to bring to a VITA location:

  • Proof of identification – Picture ID
  • Social Security Cards for you, your spouse and dependents or a Social Security Number verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration or
  • Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter for you, your spouse and dependents
  • Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return
  • Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, 1099-Misc from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • A copy of last year's federal and state returns if available
  • Proof of bank account routing numbers and account numbers for Direct Deposit, such as a blank check
  • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider's tax identifying number (the provider's Social Security Number or the provider's business Employer Identification Number) if appropriate
  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.

To visit their site, click here.

To find a VITA location near your neighborhood, click here and type in your zip code.

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