Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
The Greater Longview United Way in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service assists low income families with free preparation of their income tax returns through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program helps local residents who earn less than about $60,000 a year to access credits for which they are eligible, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
The VITA program utilizes IRS trained community volunteers to provide this free service to local residents. English and Spanish speaking volunteers are available.
For over ten years, Greater Longview United Way has provided free tax preparation. VITA volunteers assisted 995 families prepare and e-file their 2018 income tax returns. This program helped families take advantage of the tax credits they are eligible for including the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Education Credit. The total amount of the returns brought back into the community added up to $1,179,547.
Click here to find more about the volunteering opportunities with the VITA program.
2020 Free Tax Preparation Information
WHAT TO BRING
Current photo identification (driver’s license, state ID or student ID)
Social security cards or ITINs for you, your spouse (if married), and any dependents you are claiming.
If filing joint, both taxpayers must be present. Return can not be completed until it is signed by both taxpayers.
Birth dates for all on the tax return.
All wage and tax statements, including the following forms:
1095-A if applicable.
Any other tax document(s) you’ve received.
Total paid to daycare provider and their tax ID
Bank information for direct deposit (routing and account number).
If you are not sure whether to bring a document or not , bring it along!
DROP OFF SERVICE
DROP OFF SERVICE BY APPOINTMENT ( Appointment times Tuesday to Fridays 9 am to 4 pm)
Call to make a drop off appointment at 903-236-9211.
DO IT YOURSELF
Do you have a simple return? Do you have an email address? Is your household income less than $66,000 per year? All you have to do is bring yourdocumentation and we’ll ge
DO IT YOURSELF AT HOME
Do you have a simple return? Do you have an email address? Is your household income less than $66,000 per year? Gather all your documents