Community Action Organization, in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service, is offering free tax preparation and filing assistance with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program for households whose incomes are $58,000 or less.
The program is kicked off from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Community Action office, 1653 N. U.S. Route 68, Bellefontaine. Volunteers will be providing free tax preparation every Thursday through April 6 to electronically file federal and state tax returns.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance requires participants to take any/all of the pertinent documentation: Valid picture ID for anyone filing a tax return; Social Security cards for you, spouse, and all dependents claimed on the return; copy of last year’s taxes; income documents (W-2’s, 1098’s, 1099’s, and any other sources of income received by you and spouse); child/dependent care providers’ tax ID number; student loan interest/college tuition expenses; Health Insurance form 1095-A if covered under Marketplace or Health Insurance Form 1095-B and/or 1095-C if covered by employer; total paid in medical expenses from the previous year; amount of property tax paid/amount of mortgage interest paid; and direct deposit information including your account number and routing number for savings or checking account.
Appointments are strongly encouraged, but walk-ins will be accepted. To schedule an appointment, call Community Action at (937) 404-9203.