LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Volunteers provide free federal and state income tax preparation services to eligible Louisville residents.
The Louisville Asset Building Coalition’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and AARP Tax Aide programs work together to provide free state and state income tax services to individuals and families who earn less than $ 66,000 in 2020. The Mayor announced Thursday that hundreds of trained IRS -certified volunteers will be available online and at nine drop off points in Jefferson County.
“We want to help people avoid losing a large part of their refunds due to high registration costs and additional feeds,” said Mayor Greg Fischer.
Volunteers can also help determine if residents are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, which is a refundable federal tax credit for employed people and low- and middle-income families earning up to $ 57,400. The average loan last year was nearly $ 2,500.
“If you worked less in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, you may be eligible for a larger income tax credit. So remember to have a copy of your 2019 tax return with you when you file your 2020 tax return, ”said Fischer.
February 12th is the first official day to start filing tax returns. Metro Louisville’s free tax preparation program begins Monday, February 8th.
“And the IRS estimates that there are also about 8 million people who have not yet received their 2020 stimulus payments. So we strongly recommend that individuals file a tax return so they can avail of these extended loans and take advantage of any incentives they have. “Due,” said Christopher Murphree of the Louisville Asset Building Coalition.
People who want to have their taxes drawn up online can CLICK HERE. From Monday, February 8th, you can also call 502-305-0005 for more information.
The VITA-free tax preparation pages can be found at:
- Americana Community Center, 4801 Southside Drive
- Bates Community Development Corporation, 1228 Jackson Street
- East Area Community Departments, 9104 Westport Road
- Louisville Urban League, 1535 West Broadway
- Portland Promise Center, 1831 Baird Street
- Salt and Light Community Development, 3025 Gerald Drive
- Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Lane
- United Crescent Hill Ministries, 150 State Street
- Wesley House Community Services, 5114 Preston Highway
For more information, including opening hours at VITA locations, CLICK HERE or call Metro United Way Service 211.
In addition, AARP Tax-Aide is designed to help anyone who asks for help, with particular attention to those aged 60 and over. Select Louisville AARP dispensaries will open on February 15th. For more information on the AARP Tax Incentive Plan, CLICK HERE.
Any person in need of help with their taxes should have the following items on hand:
- Photo ID and social security cards for anyone listed on the return shipment.
- Copy of the 2019 tax return with all attachments and schedules.
- W-2s and 1099s from your employers.
- Other 1099 for interest, dividends, government tax refund, or other income.
- Form 1099-G for Unemployment Benefit Received During the Year.
- 1095-A for health insurance.
- 1098 for student loans, plus a detailed school financial statement.
- Bank account number and sort code for direct deposits and savings account number (if applicable).
- Childcare information, including provider ID and amounts actually paid.
- Consolidated list of other income / expenses for people who list or who are self-employed.
- Additional tax information that may be required.
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