Free tax help now available in Bellefontaine

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BELLEFONTAINE – Volunteer tax preparation services will be available in Bellefontaine. Volunteers will be helping people whose incomes are $55,000 or less and will electronically file federal and state tax returns.

Community Action Organization, in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service, will kick-off the tax season at the Community Action office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday Jan 26. We will be providing free tax preparation every Tuesday until April 5, 2016.

V.I.T.A. (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) requires that you bring any/all of the following documentation that pertains to you and/or individuals on your tax return when you come for your appointment.

•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 (if you have them)

•Income documents (W-2’s, 1098’s, 1099’s, and any other sources of income received by you & spouse)

•Child/Dependent Care providers tax ID Number

•Student loan interest / College tuition expenses if applicable

•Health Insurance (Form 1095-A) if covered under Marketplace

•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

•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. The Community Action office is located at 1653 N. U.S. Route 68 in Bellefontaine.

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