Avoid an Audit: Free Tax Help Available at IB Library

For individuals and families with incomes less than $49,000, tax experts will be available on Saturdays through April.

While it’s not even March yet, the deadline to file income tax returns is on a lot of people’s minds. With April 15 falling on a Sunday this year, we have two more days to finish the task that many of us dread.

For individuals and families that earn less than $49,000 a year, free tax help will be available over the next six Saturdays at the . Beginning March 3 and ending April 13, experts will be on hand from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to answer questions and navigate the complex process.

Reservations are recommended and can be made by emailing VITA@housingcollaborative.org, but walk-ins will also be accepted. Required documents include proof of identification; Social Security cards and birth dates for themselves, spouses and dependents; financial statements, including wage, earning, income and dividend statements; bank routing and account numbers; daycare-provider information; and anything else that would help the tax preparer.

Both spouses must be present to sign document if filing a joint return.

“Having VITA tax assistance offered at the library is just one way we’re devoted to serving the needs of our community,” said county Library Director José Aponte in a statement. “Paying for tax assistance is one of many costs that are difficult to cover in the current economy. The County Library is here to help.”

For more information about the program, call the IB Library at (619) 424-6981.

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