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)