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Need knows no boundaries of ethnicity, age, faith or gender. Neither do we.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

2016 Tax Prep is HERE!

  • Who: YOU (hablamos espanol!)
  • What: FREE tax return preparation by volunteers
  • When: THURSDAYS (February 16, 2017 - April 13, 2017) from 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • Where: Dozier House - 85 N. Cleveland
  • Why:  To help to people who make $54,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in local communities. They can inform taxpayers about special tax credits for which they may qualify such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled.

Items you need to bring!

To have your tax return(s) prepared at a VITA site you need to bring the following information with you:

  • Proof of identification – Picture ID
  • Social Security Cards for you, your spouse and dependents or a Social Security Number verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration or
  • Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter for you, your spouse and dependents
  • Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return
  • Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, 1099-Misc from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns if available
  • Proof of bank account routing numbers and account numbers for Direct Deposit, such as a blank check (if available)
  • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider's tax identifying number (the provider's Social Security Number or the provider's business Employer Identification Number) if appropriate
  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.

It is extremely important that each person use the correct Social Security Number. The most accurate information is usually located on your original Social Security card. If you do not have an SSN for you or a dependent, you should complete Form SS-5, Social Security Number Application. This form should be submitted to the nearest Social Security Administration Office.

Catholic Charities of West Tennessee prepared 2015 taxes for the first time with a team of eight volunteers from January to April 2016.

We are looking forward to expanding the VITA services for the 2016 tax year.  Let us know if you would like to volunteer to become a certified volunteer tax preparer.

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Want to be a VITA volunteer or have questions about the program?  Contact Chris Butson at chris.butson [at] acc.cdom [dot] org or 901-722-4730.

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