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VITA-Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

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:
 W-2
W-2G
1099-R
1099-G
SSA-1099
1099-INT
1099-DIV
  • 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!

WHERE

Broughton Recreation Center
801 Martin Luther King Blvd
Longview, TX 75602
 

WHEN

Starting January 21 to April 15, 2020
Monday, Tuesday  & Thursday
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
 
EXTENDED HOURS
ONE DAY ONLY 
SUPER SATURDAY
2/1/2020
9:00AM TO 4:30PM 

DROP OFF SERVICE

You bring copies (not originals) of all of your tax documents, picture IDs and social security cards to our tax site during our hours of operation.  Take a few minutes to complete an Intake/Interview & Quality Review Sheet.  (You could choose to download the form here and complete it in advance.)  Spend a few minutes with an interviewer and be on your way.  Volunteers complete your return and give you a day, date and time at which to come in to review and sign your return. The review process should take only a few minutes.  If you are married filing a joint return, both parties must be present for the quality review and to sign the return.
 

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 get you started, answer your questions and help you file your own tax return. You’ll have access to free tax software that will build yourconfidence in preparing your own return.

 

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 and prepare your own return for FREE  at myfreetaxes.com