The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) Program offers free tax help for taxpayers who qualify.
Trained volunteers at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites offer free tax filing assistance . This year’s assistance begins February 2nd and continues through April 13th. Volunteers are available only one day a week, Wednesdays from 1-7 p.m. at the American Legion building located at 103 Beeman Street in Pineville. Anyone, regardless of age, can use a VITA site for assistance. VITA volunteers help taxpayers prepare basic tax return forms. The general guideline is a limit of $49,000 a year for household income. There are no scheduled appointments- walk in only. First come-first served.
FORMS TO BRING TO A TAX ASSISTANCE SITE
When visiting VITA site, bring the following:
- Photo ID for Caller (and/or spouse, if filing jointly)
- If married filing jointly, both spouses must attend appointment.
- Social security cards for every member of the family (if a card is lost, the taxpayer must contact the social security administration to replace card prior to having taxes prepared)
- W-2s and/or 1099’s from ALL jobs worked in 2009
- A check from the taxpayer’s checking account or a savings account number for direct deposit (NOTE: The taxpayer can open a bank account or cash card at the tax site for direct deposit if they do not have an existing account.)
- Interest statements from financial institutions (if applicable)
- Tuition and student loan information (if applicable)
- Documentation from daycare provider, if taxpayer paid for child care in 2009
- Any other income information or IRS notices received
- Copy of last years tax return