The beginning of a new year indicates it’s time to start thinking about tax season!
The IRS will begin accepting and processing 2022 federal tax returns during the first month of the year. The deadline to file taxes typically falls on April 15 unless the date falls on a weekend or holiday.
We chatted with Suree Sarceno, EITC/VITA Coordinator for the North Central EITC Coalition to learn about how VITA is a valuable resource for folks looking for assistance with tax preparation.
What is VITA?
- Vita is the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offering free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals and families.
Are there income guidelines to use VITA’s services?
- Yes. Individuals must make $60,000 or less (Adjusted Gross Income).
What documents should folks bring to have their taxes done?
- Picture IDs for tax client and spouse, Social Security documents for all individuals on tax return and all tax documents (W-2s, 1099s, etc.)
What should folks do to get started with VITA? Where are these services available?
- Call a VITA office in their area to make an appointment. North Central WV EITC Coalition covers individuals residing in Barbour, Braxton, Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Taylor, Tucker, Upshur and Webster Counties. Financial literacy information is also available at VITA offices.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Suree at (304) 265-3200.
Visit www.irs.gov/individuals/steps-to-take-now-to-get-a-jump-on-next-years-taxes for more information on tax preparation for the 2022 tax filing season.
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