Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
If your household income is below $57,000 per year, you may qualify to have your taxes prepared and filed free by trained volunteers through the VITA program.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has provided free tax preparation services through local community coalitions for households like yours since the early 1970s to ensure the distribution of EITC. IRS certified volunteers are trained to prepare basic tax returns. We work to make sure that your receive all of the tax credits you qualify for, including EITC; because our volunteers are trained and certified by the IRS, you know that we will do our best to make sure that your taxes are filed quickly, correctly, confidentially, and securely.
EITC is a refundable federal tax credit of up to a few thousand dollars. Eligibility and dollar amount depend on the household's filing status, income, age, and number of qualifying dependants. Qualifying workers must also be U.S. citizens of resident aliens, and have worked full- or part- time during the year. Households which qualify for the EITC may also be eligible for the child tax credit and other credits.
FILE YOUR TAXES YOURSELF
Are you computer savvy? Can you easily navigate the internet? If so, free tax help is available! Thanks to MyFreeTaxes.com, if you earned $60,000 or less in 2014, you can file your federal and state taxes online for FREE!
KI BOIS Community Action has partnered with MyFreeTaxes.com to bring you this service. As always, we are also offering the free on-site tax preparation at VITA sites in Haskell, Latimer, LeFlore, and Pittsburg counties.
MyFreeTaxes.com is an interactive resource for information regarding tax preparation, valuable credits including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC), and personal finance, as well as access to free, in-person tax preparation sites. This partnership is made possible through the collaboration of nearly 1,000 partners including the IRS, colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, and state and local government agencies. In 2015, the partnership launched an improved filing experience and customized data reporting for its community partners.
MyFreeTaxes.com provides free federal and state tax preparation and filing assistance online to individuals and families with household incomes of $60,000 or less in 2014. MyFreeTaxes.com is the only free online platform that can be used to file federal and state taxes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia for those who qualify. The national initiative is funded by a $4.1 million grant from the Walmart Foundation and championed by three leading nonprofits: Goodwill Industries International, the National Disability Institute, and United Way.
QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR RETURN?
CERTIFIED TAX COACHES CAN HELP!
By Phone: 855-698-9435 (Mon-Sat 8 am to 9pm CST)
By e-mail: info@MyFreeTaxes.com Emails will be answered 24/7, generally within 24 hours. *Questions are answered in the order that they are received. **E-mail responses are generally provided within 24 hours (except on the weekend); more complex questions may require additional research.
If you are being charged a fee to prepare your federal or state tax return and your income is $60,000 or less, STOP and call 855-698-9435