Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Get Your Taxes Done for Free

Free income tax assistance by IRS trained and certified volunteers is available at the local volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site for people with incomes under $42,000.

By Appointment Only!
To schedule an appointment
call 860-347-0337 on:
• Mondays & Tuesdays, 11:30 am — 7 pm
• Wednesdays & Thursdays, 9 am — 4:30 pm
Appointments will be made from February 5 — April 11
for Thursday evenings, 5—7:30 pm and for Saturday
afternoons, Noon—4:30 pm

The VITA site is located at the Literacy
Volunteers office on Court Street,
next to Russell Library in Middletown.

What you need to bring with you to your appointment:
• Valid picture ID
• Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) for you, your spouse and any dependents living with you born before Dec. 31, 2008
• Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents
• Income documentation including W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, etc., from all employers
• Interest and dividend statements from banks or other financial institutions (Forms 1099)
• Total paid for child care. Bring day care provider’s address and tax identifying number (the provider’s Social Security Number or business Employer Identification Number)
• A copy of last year’s Federal and State income tax returns, if available
• Current year’s tax package, if you received one

Bring a blank check from your checking account for direct deposit of your refund.

If you have a savings account, bring a statement from your bank or your passbook with your bank
account name, number and the 9-digit American Bankers Association (ABA) routing number. Contact
your bank if you need assistance identifying the ABA number.

You could qualify for the
Earned Income Credit (EITC)
and Child Tax Credit as much as $4,824!

The quickest way to get your refund —usually within a week— is through DIRECT DEPOSIT to your bank account. Ask us if you need information about setting up an account. This needs to be done BEFORE your appointment with the VITA tax preparer.

Sponsored by the Middlesex VITA Coalition, a consortium of agencies including Middlesex United Way, Community Renewal Team, Middlesex Coalition for Children, Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut, Women & Families Center, Easter Seals Goodwill Industries, Russell Library, and the Connecticut Association of Human Services (CAHS).

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