Volunteer Tax Preparers Ready to Assist Low to Moderate Income Families
The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program opens Saturday at the Kendall County Food Pantry.
The Kendall County IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program will begin preparing tax returns for low to moderate income individuals and families earning $51,000 and below.
The organization will begin preparing returns Feb. 2 - April 13 on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Kendall County Food Pantry, 1204A Deer St. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be made as well. To make an appointment call (630) 553-0473.
Jennifer Johnson, site coordinator for the VITA program in Kendall County, said many people are not aware they may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit.
What to bring:
- A copy of last year’s tax return
- Proof of Identification – picture ID
- All forms, W-2, 1098 and 1099
- Information for other income
- Identification number for Child Care Provider
- Information for deductions/credits
- Proof of account for direct deposit of refund (e.g. voided check)
- Social Security cards and/or ITIN notices/cards for you, your spouse and dependents
VITA tax preparers are IRS certified volunteers.
In order to claim EITC for 2012, the following must be met:
- Must have earned income (wages or self employment income)
- Must have a valid Social Security Number
- Investment income limited to $3,200
- Generally must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien all year
- Cannot file as married filing separately
- Cannot be a qualifying child of another person
- Cannot file Form 2555 or 2555-EZ (related to foreign earned income)