The Pike County Extension Office will again offer free tax preparation through VITA this year. However, due to COVID-19, it will look a little different.
Abby Peters, coordinator for Pike County Extension, said in early February. 8, Taxes can be submitted to the Pike County Extension Office at 306 S. Three Notch St. every Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
“Anyone who would like to take advantage of this free tax preparation by VITA must present all the necessary tax documents at the time of submission,” said Peters. “And they must also provide a valid telephone number along with the tax documents.”
Peters said the “handover” includes an admissions interview with a certified volunteer.
The list of what you need to bring to the drop-off call includes all forms, W-2 and 1099, information and other income, information on all deductions and credits, a copy of last year’s declaration, and proof of the direct account depositor declaration (Routing number and account number; social security cards for you, your spouse and / or your relatives, proof of identity for yourself and / or your spouse, total amount paid to the daycare operator and their tax identification number, dates of birth for you, spouse and / or or persons dependent on the return and Form 1095 A, B or C (ACA declarations).
“Returns will be ready for collection within seven to ten working days between 9 am and 3 pm,” said Peters.
Voluntary Income Tax Assistance is sponsored by the IRS in partnership with the Pike County Extension Office and Troy University School of Accounting. The IRS also doesn’t accept returns until February 12 of this year.