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Capital Area United Way continues free tax service during Super Tax Day on Jan 25
Super Tax Day event, sponsored by Entergy Louisiana, is Saturday, February 25 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, located at 7711 Goodwood Blvd
Capital Area United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is now open for the 2022 tax season, which officially begins on Monday, January 23. VITA will run through Tax Day, which is Tuesday, April 18. This year, CAUW has 19 permanent sites and 10 mobile sites that will open for in-person appointments or for drop-offs. United Way 211/CAUW is currently accepting appointments for VITA.
“VITA is important to our community population that is considered Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE)” said Delores Hurst, senior director, Community Impact & Equity at Capital Area United Way. “Our goal is to keep the EITC credits and the tax refund monies in the pockets of those individuals and families so that they can ultimately reach financial stability.”
The online service Myfreetaxes.com will open on January 23rd, and clients will be able to do their own taxes for free.
In addition to regular VITA sites, CAUW will bring back the annual Super Tax Day event, sponsored by Entergy Louisiana, on Saturday, February 25 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, located at 7711 Goodwood Blvd. in Baton Rouge. Super Tax Day is walk-in only, and no advanced appointments will be accepted. No clients will be checked in after 3 p.m.
In order for our certified tax prep volunteers to prepare your taxes, please provide the following documents:
Photo ID (for you and your spouse, if filing jointly)
Social Security Card or ITN for each family member of your household
W-2 forms for all jobs, all 1099 or 1098 forms and information on other income received
Child Care provider name, address and tax ID number
Checking and savings account numbers
Last year’s tax return
1095-A Health Insurance Marketplace Statement (if applicable)
Other relevant information about income and expenses
The VITA program provides free tax preparation throughout the year to individuals in the community, especially low-income workers, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities. The program’s objective is to help eligible taxpayers receive the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to improve their financial stability, one of the focus areas of Capital Area United Way.
For more information about VITA sites and services visit call 2-1-1 or visit www.cauw.org/vita.
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