Helping Neighbors: F.I.S.H. OF SANCAP Sponsors Tax Return Preparation Assistance!
The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offers tax assistance for qualified taxpayers. Households who make generally make $66,000 or less, are not self-employed, and who need assistance in preparing their tax returns qualify for the VITA program. These households may have their returns completed and filed for them at no cost. VITA preparers are certified trained volunteers that can inform taxpayers about special tax credits that may be applicable such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for Elderly or the Disabled. Those wishing to have their tax return completed through the VITA Program must bring the following:
Social security cards for you, your spouse and your dependents
All wage and tax statements, including Forms W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, SSA-1099
Interest and dividend statements
Last year’s tax return
Any other tax documents you received
Note: If you are filing a joint return, both you and your spouse must be present.
Beginning Friday, February 1st, VITA will offer tax preparation at the F.I.S.H. Walk-In Center from 9 a.m.—1.p.m. Additional appointment times are February 8th, 15th, and 22nd; March 8th and 22nd; and April 5th. Appointments are required and fill up quickly! Please contact Kathy Y. Monroe, Program Director at the FISH Walk-In Center (239-472-4775) to reserve an appointment time.
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