Featured Organization: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA)

The CMC site of the student-run Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, sponsored by the IRS, began operations last spring, and in the year of its inception filed 60 tax returns and helped community members refund a total of $46,000. The group is composed entirely of volunteers who have committed their time to learning the tax preparation material and assisting members of the community. Every Saturday starting on February 7th, VITA will offer walk-in services from 9:00AM-12:00PM to anyone whose annual gross income is less than $53,000, double for couples filing jointly. Exact dates, times, and locations are listed below.

2015 VITA Walk-In Dates, Times, and Locations

Saturday, February 21, 2015

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

KRV Kravis Center 164

Saturday, February 28, 2015

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

KRV Kravis Center 164

Saturday, March 07, 2015

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

RN Roberts North 15

Saturday, March 28, 2015

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

KRV Kravis Center 164

Saturday, April 04, 2015

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

KRV Kravis Center 164

Saturday, April 11, 2015

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

KRV Kravis Center 165

When coming in to get your tax return(s) filed, please bring the following items:

  • 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 (Form 1099)
  • Information for other income
  • Information for all deductions/credits (for example, 1098-T for education credits)
  • Affordable Health Care Statements (1095-A, B, or C)
  • 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)
  • 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

Please do not wait until the deadline to file your taxes!

For more information, or if you would like to join VITA, please contact Lina Pan at lpan16@cmc.edu, or follow the CMC VITA Facebook page for updates at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/CMCVITA.

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