Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Tax season is upon us. If you need assistance filing your 2022 tax returns, Cornerstone Community Action Agency is here to help.
We have a group of trained volunteers ready to assist our communities FREE of CHARGE.
Contact Information: (325)625-4167 Ext. 1112
VITA Program Coordinator: Samantha Boyer
Cornerstone Community Action Agency is proud to once again offer FREE tax preparation assistance. Through our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, trained volunteers are able to process your tax return…for free!
What exactly is VITA?
VITA is an initiative sponsored by the IRS. The purpose of VITA is to provide free income tax preparation assistance for those with low to
moderate incomes, as well as those in rural areas. IRS certified volunteers will prepare your return for you for absolutely free. Many of our VITA volunteers have years of tax preparation experience, and are passionate about helping their fellow community members with their taxes.
Why should I use VITA for my taxes?
It’s 100% free! You pay nothing to the tax preparer or CCAA to access VITA services, and to have your return prepared. Many tax preparation companies may promise a rapid refund; however, these refunds often include costly fees. Additionally, these rapid returns are often in the form of high interest loans. You could end up paying quite a bit of money if you use these types of services instead of VITA.
Where and when do I go?
The following locations will be available on February 13, 2023 until April 17, 2023 to file your 2022 tax return.
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Any Questions? Call (325) 625-4167
What do I need to bring?
Proof of identification (photo ID)
Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents
An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted for you, your spouse and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security number
Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN
Birth date information for your spouse and dependents on the tax return
Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers
Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received
A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check
To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms
Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider's tax identifying number such as their Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number
Forms 1095-A, B and C, Health Coverage Statements
Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable
When you arrive at the VITA site, you will also be given an intake sheet. This sheet will ask some questions relating to your personal and family situation, and will be used to assist the tax preparer to ensure your return is processed correctly.
The VITA program is possible because of the Financial Empowerment Coalition, and our community volunteers.