Free income tax return preparation will be again offered by IRS-certified volunteers through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, beginning Tuesday, January 28. Returns will be prepared and e-filed for taxpayers with incomes under $55,000, including basic forms 1040 and 1040EZ, State of Kansas returns (win conjunction with filing of a Federal return), earned income tax credits and homestead tax refunds (available for homeowners only this year).
The tax return service will be provided on Tuesdays, from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m., Thursdays from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. through Tuesday, April 15. Taxpayers must bring a valid picture ID, Social Security Cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) letters for all persons in the household before December 31, 2013, income documentation including W-2 forms from all jobs worked in 2013 and any 1099 forms from interest and dividend statements, 2013 property tax bills, if claiming the Homestead Refund, and a blank check for direct deposit of a refund.
In addition, Christine Bachman, Affordable Care Act Outreach and Enrollment Specialist, will be on hand during tax preparation hours on Feb 4, 15, and 25, March 6, 22 and 27.
The Volunteer Connection is a community service of Kansas Wesleyan University. The VITA services are provided with the support of a grant from the IRS, in partnership with Catholic Charities of Salina, Inc.